NAME: Clown anemone (undescribed)
SIZE: 1cm in diameter
DISTRIBUTION: False Bay to at least 10m. Endemic
DESCRIPTION: A small anemone with tentacles which may be banded in whit black and yellow or mostly white or even translucent. All have the curious habit keeping a couple of tentacles extended and the rest flat, giving it the appearance a jester’s hat.
NATURAL HISTORY: Most often seen between kelp hold fasts, but also sometimes found on reef walls.
Familiarize yourself with these interesting creatures and other marine animals for your next dive. For more information grab a copy of this book “A Field Guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula” by Georgina Jones available in Pisces Divers.