Help with Sebae ID- Malu or Crispa?

alan3402

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Hoping someone could help with ID on this anemone.

I bought this from my LFS a year ago as a Sebae. I have tried to match up to existing Crispa and Malu photos w/o much luck.

It is about 12" across and taking over my 40g.

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That is a very beautiful Malu. I ID it as a Malu because:
1. it is living in the sand, Crispa live on the rock
2. Too low tentacle count to be a Crispa and Crispa alss get much larger.
3. It has tentacles that have rings, not the marking but the swollen partial rings on a lot of the tentacles

foot pictures will not help. The column of Crispa and Malu can be the same, and there are a lot of color variations from white-grey to yellow, to orange and red. Verrucae also similar between the two species.

Top down picture to show him off please, that my fee for ID him for you.
 
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Thanks everyone for the help! Mostly I worry it will outgrow my 40g. It has been on a walk-about after I upgraded my return pump and trying to settle back in.

I dug deeper into some of the more science specific google results and found a pic that looks like mine and it was designated as a R. Malu.

Top down for OrionN :)
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