Urticina lofotensis (Danielssen, 1890)
spotted red anemone
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Family:  Actiniidae ()
Max. size:  10 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 0 - 25 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Alaska, USA and Canada.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Solitary (Ref. 2377). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 21.11.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20

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