PORT PHILLIP BAY


Anemone 

Epiactis MoV 6661

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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

General Description

Tentacles about 48 in number with a distinctive brown, white and yellow "W" pattern. Column is smooth with longitudinal red and white stripes. Mouth red.

Biology

This anemone is an internal brooder, juveniles grow in gastrovascular cavity inside the animal until they are ready to be released.

Habitat

Assumed to be found on rocks and buried in sand to depths where related species occur.

Reefs

Distribution guide

Port Phillip in Victoria.

Species Group

Anemones

Depth

Shallow (1-30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Species Code

MoV 6661

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 , in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 18 Oct 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7752

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