Red-Striped Anemone

Epiactis australiensis Carlgren, 1950

Information Species under review The genus Epiactis is being reviewed within Australia so some debate around species exists some records show E. thompsoni as Australian and as such could be this species whilst others disagree

Colour pattern varies, usually with Red and white stripes run vertically up the body, the white sometimes turning a strong yellow or even lime green near the elevated mouth. 60 or so tentacles are arranged in 3 whorls

How to identify Epiactis australiensis?

What habitats does Epiactis australiensis live in?

Rocky intertidal zone in rock pools around the low tide mark

What is the distribution of Epiactis australiensis?

Southern Australia including Tasmania

How big does Epiactis australiensis grow?

Can grow up to around 75mm

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