Also known as Fire Anemone, Pinnate Anemone, Sand Anemone, Knobby-tentacled Anemone, Beaded-tentacled Anemone, Tree Anemones and Branching Anemone. They feed on plankton, and grow to about 30cm. These anemones can give a very nasty sting hence the name. Clownfish don't naturally associate with this anemone, although some Periclimenes shrimp can be found with it.
Found on sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.
I took this photo at a depth of about 23m, at a dive site called Coral Gardens, near Talikud Island, Samal, Philippines.
Lat: 6.94, Long: 125.67
Spotted on Dec 4, 2011
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011