PORT PHILLIP BAY


Anemone 

Anthothoe australiae (Haddon & Duerden, 1896)

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Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Cnidaria
Class:
Anthozoa
Subclass:
Hexacorallia
Order:
Actiniaria
Suborder:
Nyantheae
Family:
Sargartiidae
Genus:
Anthothoe
Species:
australiae

General Description

Column short and smooth. The height of the column and the width of the oral disc are similar, with a narrower pedal disc at the base of the column. Oral disc tentacles short, thick and pointed, arranged in three whorls.

Biology

Very little is known about the biology of these animals.

Habitat

Uncertain for this species

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Port Phillip in Victoria.

Species Group

Anemones

Depth

Shore (0-1 m)
Shallow (1-30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

Diet

Not known

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Identify

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Not listed

Author

article author Mitchell, M.

Michela Mitchell is a consultant with expertise in cnidarian taxonomy.

citation

Cite this page as:
Mitchell, M., 2011, Anemone, Anthothoe australiae, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 19 Oct 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/5658

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