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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.
Tide pools near the Painted Cliffs on Maria Island.