PORT PHILLIP BAY


Anemone 

Epiactis australiensis Carlgren, 1950

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Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Cnidaria
Class:
Anthozoa
Subclass:
Hexacorallia
Order:
Actiniaria
Suborder:
Nyantheae
Family:
Actiniidae
Genus:
Epiactis
Species:
australiensis

General Description

Tentacles white with bright pink tips and a coloured stripe along the upper side of the tentacle. Column striped red and cream with a fluorescent green upper margin. Column about 1 cm long, 25 mm wide.

Biology

This is a brooding anemone, however little more is known about its biology.

Habitat

On rocks and buried in sand, to depth of 30 m.

Reefs

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

South-eastern Australia.

Species Group

Anemones

Depth

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

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

3 cm

Diet

Carnivore

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, Epiactis australiensis, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 19 Sep 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/5663

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