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WARATAH ANEMONE (Actinia tenebrosa)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Corals, anemones, jellyfish

Waratah anemone

The Waratah anemone (Actinia tenebrosa), gets its name because of its red flower-like appearance when its tentacles are extended as the water covers it at high tide. The tentacles are armed with tiny stinging cells that fire when touched, providing a means for catching food. These live in rock pools in shaded areas under rock; at low tide when they are exposed to air they fold their tentacles in and they look like soft, moist, deep red “jubes” attached to the rock. 

Size: 2 cm 

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