Wandering Sea Anemone, (Phlyctenactis tuberculosa )


Dee Why, Sydney, in kelp. (approx 90mm long). September 1995. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.

Grows to over 150mm in height. This large Sea Anemone can easily detach itself from the kelp plant on which it is normally attached, and is often found lying loose in rock pools or stranded at low tide, hence its common name.

Note added 4 July 2006: Previously misidentified on Forum as Phlyctenanthus australis [see Phil Malin's message #17047 ]

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (July 1) Wandering Sea Anemone, (Phlyctenactis tuberculosa ). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/phlyaust

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