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Anemones
Purple-tipped Bay Anemone
Purple-tipped Bay Anemone
Macrodactyla doreensis

Appearance: Red to grey body. White to grey tentacles with purple to red tips.

Size: To 80mm across.

Location: Found on mud and sand in lower intertidal and shallow subtidal zones.

(Photographed at Ormiston, Redland City, Queensland)
Haddon's Anemone
Haddon's Anemone
Stichadctyla haddoni

Appearance: 
Slightly to deeply folded oral disc. Oral disc, lower portion of tentacles are commonly yellowish or tan. Tentacle ends can be green, yellow, gray and sometimes pink.

Size: 500mm to 800mm across.

Location: Found in muddy sandflats and lower intertidal zones.

Information: Often host to a myriad of commensal shrimp. Tentacles sticky to touch and may adhere to human skin.

(Photographed at Ormiston, Redland City, Queensland)
Waratah Anemone
Waratah Anemone
Actinia tenebrosa

Appearance: Red tentacles.

Size: To 40mm.

Location: Found in crevices and rock pools in mid to lower intertidal zones.

Information: Found in groups. Prey is caught and digested by the use of its tentacles and sticky threads that eject poison that paralyses small animals.



(Photographed at Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland)
Muddy Shore Anemone
Muddy Shore Anemone
Boloceroides mcmurrichii

Appearance: Brown body. Cream/yellow and brown banded shaped tentacles.

Size: To 10mm.

Information: Found on mud and sand in lower intertidal and shallow subtidal zones. Usually found attached to seagrass blades, but can easily detach and swim with ease.





(Photographed at Blue Hole (west of Moreton Island), Queensland)
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