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Waratah Anemone

Scientific Name: Actinia tenebrosa

Description: Often appearing as soft red blobs on rocks at low tide the colour makes the Waratah Anemone is one of the most conspicuous anemones on the rocks. While under water, anemones extend their tentacles to capture food. When the tide has fallen anemones withdraw tentacles to reduce water loss from their soft bodies.

Type: Anemones
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs
Size: 25mm