This image is a first observation of the living color pattern of the Antarctic sea anemone Stephanthus antarcticus discovered in the Antarctic Peninsula (South Shetland Islands). This new genus shows characteristics of three distinct families of soft-bottom-dwelling sea anemones: Haloclavidae Verrill, Halcampoididae Appellöf and Andresiidae Stephenson. The Stephanthus Antarcticus tentatively placed in the family Haloclavidae.
Photo: Pablo J. Lopez-Gonzalez, Universidad de Sevilla, CAML
World Ocean Observatory's "Species of the Week" is a series to showcase newly discovered species by the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year project which came to a conclusion October 1st, 2010. "Species of the Week" is offered in partnership with CoML.
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