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Waratah anemone

Actinia tenebrosa

Description:

the most common species of sea anemone found in the waters of eastern Australia. It is found relatively high in the water, in rock pools, and various cracks and shaded surfaces in the intertidal zone. When closed it shows only its dark brown-red outer surface, when open it shows a lighter red colour. This species releases well-developed young anemones through the mouth, which often attach themselves to rocks in close proximity to the parent.

Habitat:

Tide pools near the Painted Cliffs on Maria Island.

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4 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

OnengDyah, anemones are a type of polyp ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyp ). You see them a lot in tide pools. These are more noticeable than most because of their intense color.

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 8 years ago

Beautiful!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 8 years ago

Wouw..what it's ..I never see it before...Great pic..Lori..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

They make a great picture.

lori.tas
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lori.tas

Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Oct 14, 2006
Submitted on Sep 6, 2012

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