Shy Glass Cerianthid (Cerianthid sp.)

Also known as Hexacoral, Glass Anemone, Shy Glass Anemone, Shy Glass Peacock Anemone, Tube Anemone, Tube-dwelling Anemone

Description

Also known as Hexacoral, Glass Anemone, Shy Glass Anemone, Shy Glass Peacock Anemone, Tube Anemone, Tube-dwelling Anemone.

Found attached to the substrate over rubble and sand areas of coral and rocky reefs. Tube anemones are able to retract their tentacles if disturbed.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 8cm
Depth - ?
Widespread 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 sea anemones and some live commensally with various crabs, shrimp and brittle stars Ref: x

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