General Description

Tentacles with purple tips and fluorescent green edges, or tentacles red and column with red and white stripes, or tentacles patterned and column mottled red and white. Column up to 3 cm wide.


These anemones can raise their young in two ways: in brood pouches attached to the side of the column, or in cavities (coelenteron) inside the adult's body. The juveniles remain with the adult until large enough to attach to rocks nearby.


New Zealand and south-eastern Australia.


Sand or rocks in sheltered areas, to depth of 30 m.

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