Red Warty Anemone (Bunodosoma granulifera)

Also known as Hexacoral, Warty Anemone, Warty Sea Anemone

Description

Also known as Hexacoral, Warty Anemone, Warty Sea Anemone.

Found singly in shallow sandy areas attached to rock and rubble. Closed or partially open during the day opening completely at night when they feed. There name comes from looking like a large wart when closed!
They feed on plankton.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

These anemones are not associated with any Clownfish although are associated with various fish and crustaceans.

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: x

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