PORT PHILLIP BAY


Yellow Zoanthid Anemone 

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Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Cnidaria
Class:
Anthozoa
Subclass:
Hexacorallia
Order:
Zoantharia

General Description

Stalk (column) with narrow tentacles around the top. Colour yellow with a small red mark in one corner of the mouth opening. Column up to 1 cm wide.

Biology

This species is Victoria's most conspicuous zoanthid, but it is yet to be described by scientists.

Habitat

Under overhangs and on rocky vertical walls, to depth of 70 m.

Reefs

Distribution guide

South-eastern Australia.

Species Group

Anemones

Depth

Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

2 cm

Diet

Plankton or Particles

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, Yellow Zoanthid Anemone, , in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 24 Sep 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7756

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