Please help to identify this anemone.

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scubabr53

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Please help to identify this anemone.
I have this anemone for a month.
I think this is a pseudotentacle anemone, but can not get a proper confirmation.
Can anyone provide feedback based on the attached picture?
Thanks and looking forward to get your replies.

IMG_pseudotentacles anemone 1.jpg
 

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I'm not going to lie, I have no idea what that is... But, it looks pretty darn cool!
Good luck with the ID! Hopefully, Ace or Amphi will see this and share their expertise.
 

SubRosa

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I immediately thought H. crispa next to a Leather Coral, but that's all one critter!
 

scubabr53

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Yes it's all one critter. I have collected it in Panama around Isla Grande. It is about 8-10 inches across when fully extended/expanded and you can see the color.
First I thought it's some kind of Jelly Fish but no, it crawled in the crevice between the rocks and stays there. It's gladly accepting pieces of shrimp and fish but pulling these pieces in only by lower set (the real tentacles). I have searched the Web and available related books. The only close description I came-up with is Psedotentacle Anemone and still the picture provided doesn't look the same. This is the reason I have posted for ID confirmation. Over all it is a very cool critter.
Still waiting for someone to confirm ID, otherwise I might claim a new critter discovery. Wouldn't this be nice?
 

Cerianthus

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Try googling for "Lebrunia danae" (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) or its cousins. AKA branching Anemone. Found in tropical western Atlantic from Bermuda to Brazil according my sources. That is if this is it.
 

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It's Lebrunia. Nasty sting, too. We always called them "antler" anemones or "stinging" anemones.

Edit: They're exceptionally easy to keep and fairly undemanding as far as light goes.
 

scubabr53

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This is what I thought. I read about this anemone having a nasty sting. To be honest I have not experience anything while handling it. Also my fish doesn't get stung by it. The Red Sea Convict Tang still food from it all the time and doesn't get stung. This doesn't mean that can not happen in a future, but this “Lebrunia danae” look very cool and I decided to keep it. I brought it to my fish tank and feel responsible for it's well been.
Thanks to everyone that responded to my message and helped to verify ID.
 

Cerianthus

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Just becareful when handling/cleaning tank. Ive carried scars from Elegant Coral Sting for few years on the softer skin side.

Although I dont know the a status of collecting & transporting this species out of Panama into USA, should look into such regulations for your sake!!!. That is if you have not done for this trip.

I dont believe these are readily avail in US market , correct me if I am wrong as Ive been out of fish industry for while, so you should really treasure it.
 

scubabr53

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Thanks for information and advice.
YES, I did notise that it's not readily available in US market also minimum information available, and YES I will treasure it.
 

Cerianthus

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Thanks for information and advice.
YES, I did notise that it's not readily available in US market also minimum information available, and YES I will treasure it.
I see youre from BK. I am in Queens. I dont know how long you been a reefer but there was really good lfs in 90's in Rego Park. I noticed there are few new lfs on the market in Bk, I never visited new lfs. how are they?
I know WWF in Astoria closed last year. When I visited WWF or any lfs two years ago after few years of absence in reefing, I cold not believe the price tag on most of corals.

Any pics of entire tank?
 
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