They are found from Alaska to South America (Panama).
They live in tidal pools on the rocks and in deep channels on rocky shores. They also attach to concrete pilings in harbors.
Their tube-shaped body is greenish brown and can reach more than 6 inches across (17 cm) and almost a foot tall (30 cm). They have sticky bumps running down their sides that catch debris floating by. Their tentacles are short greenish-blue.
They can live alone or with a number of others if there is prey available.
They eat mostly mussels, but will also take sea urchins, small fish, and crabs.
They release sperm and eggs into the water. The eggs hatch into larvae that swim or float about.
Species: A. sola
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