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Family Actiniidae

HAWAII

Anthopleura nigrescens

Moku O Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

Black Point, Oahu

DUSKY ANEMONE

Uncommon on very shallow reefs and wave benches, occasionally held by the Teddy-bear Crab, Polydectus cupulifer.  Rows of sticky pustules attract sand grains when exposed during low tide.  Attains diameter of 3/4 inch.  Hawaii & India.