Body and tentacles red with blue specialised structures (acrorhagi) around the edge of the column. Column up to 4 cm wide.
Waratah Anemones defend their own territory by attacking intruders with repeated strikes from their acrorhagi. The acrorhagi have many stinging capsules (nematocysts), which are filled with toxin.
Rocky reef, high intertidal rocky shore in crevices, to depth of 1 m.
New Zealand, southern and eastern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed