Branching Anemone (Lebrunia danae)

Also known as Antler Anemone, Caribbean Branching Anemone, Hidden Sea Anemone, Stinging Anemone

Description

Also known as Antler Anemone, Caribbean Branching Anemone, Hidden Sea Anemone, Stinging Anemone.

Found singly in recesses in the reef, often partially or completely hidden from view amongst rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. Tentacles are extended at night for feeding.
Varies in colour.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 1-60m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

These anemones are not associated with any Clownfish although are associated with various invertebrates.

Sea Anemones are large solitary polyps which have no skeleton. They have a basal or pedal disc which helps them crawl and dig into place, for some, once in place it is virtually impossible to move. Other smaller anemones move around the reef to feed at night.
Most eat plankton, but they are capable of eating anything caught in their stinging tentacles including quite big fish.
The fringing tentacles are configured in six or multiples of six.
Some sea anemones have a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones and some live commensally with various crabs, shrimp and brittle stars. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebrunia_neglecta

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