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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Twelve-tentacle Parasitic Anemone (Peachia parasitica)
…an unusual species of haloclavid anemone that is distributed throughout the western Atlantic. Unlike other anemones this species is a parasite, and parasitizes jellyfish, usually Cyanea capillata but it is known to parasitize other members of Cyanea as well. P. parasitica’s biology is not well known and the effects it has on its host are not yet known.
Phylogeny
Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Actiniaria-Haloclavidae-Pechia-P.parasitica
Image: Al Dove

Twelve-tentacle Parasitic Anemone (Peachia parasitica)

…an unusual species of haloclavid anemone that is distributed throughout the western Atlantic. Unlike other anemones this species is a parasite, and parasitizes jellyfish, usually Cyanea capillata but it is known to parasitize other members of Cyanea as well. P. parasitica’s biology is not well known and the effects it has on its host are not yet known.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Actiniaria-Haloclavidae-Pechia-P.parasitica

Image: Al Dove

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