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Right: Photograph of the tube anemone Cerianthus lloydii (Gosse) by Gordon Fletcher.

Tube anemones live in a mucus lined tube buried in soft silt or mud, up to the level of the oral disc which bears the feeding tentacles. Note the fine inner ring of shorter tentacles encircling the mouth.

  Cerianthus, white tentacles contrasted against the shelly mud in which the animal lives.

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