Surf Beach, San Onofre
, CA. 02/08/09. © Peter J. Bryant
 

Brooding Sea Anemone

Epiactis prolifera

Actiniaria: Actiniidae

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Surf Beach, San Onofre , CA. 02/08/09. © Don Pace
The young individuals on the pedal disk do not develop there by budding, as may be supposed, but originate from eggs fertilized in the digestive cavity. The larvae swim out of the mouth, migrate around to the pedal disc and grow there until they are large enough to leave and feed independently.

North Shaws Cove, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5/23/2015. © Rex Barnard

North Shaws Cove, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5/23/2015. © Rex Barnard