Sea Anemones

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A sea anemone has a central mouth which is surrounded by tentacles with nematocysts, stinging cells that paralyze and entangle small marine animals. It usually attaches itself to rocks or coral and primarily reproduces sexually.

Their eggs are most often fertilized in the gastric cavity, and then their young are released through the mouth temporarily as free-swimming larvae.

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