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Swimming Anemone

Phlyctenactis tuberculosa

Description:

Swimming anemone, Baked Bean anemone, Brain anemone The largest anemone commonly seen in Southern Australian waters. It's ody consists of numerous reddish brown vesicles striped with blue, and it also has many long oragne tentacles. This species can move rapidly either by crawling or drifting with the current. During the day this anemone looks like a collapsed bag of baked beans, during the night it moves high on plant fronts and shows considerable agility in catching floating prey. Copied from Source: Australian Marine Life, Edgar Graham J

Habitat:

rocky reef

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2 Comments

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 8 years ago

Yes, it does look like a human brain.

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

incredible

KerrynWood
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KerrynWood

2551, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 10, 2013
Submitted on Jan 12, 2013

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