General Description

Body and tentacles red with blue specialised structures (acrorhagi) around the edge of the column. Column up to 4 cm wide.


Waratah Anemones defend their own territory by attacking intruders with repeated strikes from their acrorhagi (outgrowths from the body margin). The acrorhagi have many stinging capsules (nematocysts), which are filled with toxin.


New Zealand. South-eastern Australian coasts.


Rocky reef, high intertidal rocky shore in crevices, to depth of 1 m.

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