It is not clear why the inner set of tentacles, which are over the mouth, are often a different color from the other tentacles. The tube anemone can withdraw rapidly into the soft tube if disturbed. They may live 10 years or more.
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Photo LibraryThe SIMoN photo library contains 5353 digital images of animals, habitats, locations, and issues of the Cordell Bank, Gulf of Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Use the search options below to find images of interest. You will be able to browse thumbnails of images then download a high resolution version. For any questions, contact Dr. Steve Lonhart by email (Steve.Lonhart at noaa.gov).
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e.g., Sebastes, pyrifera