Muddy Shore Anemone (Boloceroides mcmurrichi)

Also known as Hexacoral, Mcmurrich's Anemone, Swimming Anemone, Swimming Sea Anemone

Description

Also known as Hexacoral, Mcmurrich's Anemone, Swimming Anemone, Swimming Sea Anemone.

Found singly or in large groups (can be seasonal) often in seagrass beds, clinging to seaweeds, around sponges and under table corals over coral and rocky reefs rich in algae growth.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Southwest Atlantic, Indo-Pacific

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: x

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