General Description

Column covered in longitudinal rows of grey-blue vesicles. Tentacles about 100 in number, coloured red. Column up to 8 cm long and slightly smaller in width.


The Southern Anemone superficially resembles the Swimming Anemone (Phlyctenactis tuberculosa), which also has bubble-like vesicles, but this species remains attached to the seafloor. A green colour morph of this species was found in Sydney, New South Wales.


South-eastern Australia.


On rocky platforms in the mid to low intertidal zone, to depth of 15 m.

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