PORT PHILLIP BAY


Anemone 

Unplaced species MoV 6660

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Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Cnidaria
Class:
Anthozoa
Order:
Actiniaria

General Description

Column is coloured cream. Tentacles are translucent and marked with a white "V" pattern, 24 in number. Only the tentacles and mouth area (oral disc) are visible above the sand. Oral disc about 4 cm across.

Biology

This species withdraws exceptionally fast when disturbed. The colouring of the animal means that it is well camouflaged against the sandy substrates it burrows in.

Habitat

Buried in sand, to depth of 2 m.

Soft substrates

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

4 cm

Diet

Not known

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Species Code

MoV 6660

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, , in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 23 Oct 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/5667

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