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malu anemone

Heteractis malu


Distinguished by its short sparse tentacles, green in colour tipped with magenta at the end, about 15mm in length. The column has a pale cream colouration and remains buried in sediment up to the level of the oral disc.


Spotted at Rottnest Island, WA (Australia), 5 m deep. Heteractis malu occurs in scattered areas ranging from Japan in the north, to Australia in the south, east to the islands of Hawaii and west to Sumatra.


Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa Subclass: Hexacorallia Order: Actiniaria Family: Stichodactylidae Genus: Heteractis Species: H. malu

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Apr 13, 2017
Submitted on Apr 19, 2017

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