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Aiptasia mutabilis

Gravenhorst, 1831

Trumpet anemone

Classification
Identification
Biology
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Aiptasia mutabilis (Gravenhorst, 1831)
Synonyms :
Classification : Actiniaria ( Anemones )
 
Name : Aiptasie verte
Aiptasie bleu
Name : Trumpet anemone
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
The column of this sea anemone is smooth, not divided into regions, tall in extension and trumpet-shaped. The tentacles are long, stout, tapering to fine points, not readily retracted. Acontia are present, fairly readily emitted from pores in column. Colour brown, column sometimes streaked with white or blue, disc with broad white or blue lines around tentacle bases. up to 120mm across tentacles. Column very variable in shape but typically trumpet-like, may attach to substrate by adhesive spots (not easily visible) on column.
Possible confusions
Has been confused with Anemonia viridis, however Anemonia viridis has a parapet, often bright green tentacles, and lacks acontia.
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Cycle of life / Reproduction
Data exist in different language. Feel free to update this datasheet and translate the data :
L’aiptasia mutabilis est une espèce sexuée et ovipare. Cependant , la reproduction asexuée est possible par division de la colonne en 2.
Interaction with other species
Sometime with a little shrimp within its tentacles.
Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Rocks
Found on lower shore, in pools, or in depths down to 100 m or more. On rocks, sea-weed holdfasts, etc., usually occurs in considerable numbers when present.
Geographical distribution
Common in Channel Isles and northwest France, around southwest Europe and the Mediterranean.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/christian.coudre/mutabilis.html
http://www.cg66.fr/Reserve_Banyuls/Cnidaires/Super_Classe_Anthozoaires [...]
http://www.horta.uac.pt/species/Cnidaria/Anthozoa/Aiptasia_mutabilis/A [...]
http://www.itsligo.ie/biomar/anthozoa/AIPMUT.HTM
http://www.marlin.ac.uk/index2.htm?demo/Aipmut.htm

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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 27/03/2003

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 27/03/2003


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