This close-up image shows the delicate tentacles of a pink-tipped anemone (Condylactis gigantea). It is a tropical species of ball anemone that is found in coral reefs and other shallow inshore areas of the Caribbean Sea and the western Atlantic Ocean. It is quite common off the coast of south Florida and the Florida Keys. It is also commonly known as the giant Caribbean anemone, giant golden anemone, Haitian anemone, purple-tipped anemone, and the Florida condy. This large species can grow to a maximum size of 16 inches (40 centimeters) in diameter.
Dr. Anthony R. Picciolo, NOAA NODC
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