Also known as Anemone Bartholomea, Corkscrew Anemone, Curly Q Anemone, Curlycue Anemone, Hexacoral, Ringed Anemone, Ringed Sea Anemone, Rock Anemone, Trumpet Anemone.
Found singly, in crevices, holes, under ledges or on rocky bottoms, of coral and rocky reefs. Colour varies from almost transparent to dark.
They feed on other anemones, crustaceans, small fish and zooplankton.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean
This anemone has venomous cell to sting and kill their prey of fish and shrimp before eating them.
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 anemonefish and some live commensally with various crabs, shrimp and brittle stars. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartholomea_annulata