PORT PHILLIP BAY


Anemone 

Isanemonia australis Carlgren, 1950

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Cnidaria
Class:
Anthozoa
Subclass:
Hexacorallia
Order:
Actiniaria
Suborder:
Nyantheae
Family:
Actiniidae
Genus:
Isanemonia
Species:
australis

General Description

Column usually green with numerous long, thin green tentacles. Colour variations recorded include red or an olive green column with red or grey tentacles. Column up to 5 cm wide.

Biology

Very little is known about the biology of these animals.

Habitat

Under or amongst rocks, to depth of 10 m.

Reefs

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Southern Australia.

Species Group

Anemones

Depth

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

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

5 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Recorded in 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, Isanemonia australis, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 17 Aug 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/5665

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