Clown anemone - piscesdivers.co.za

Have You Spotted? Clown Anemone

NAME: Clown Anemone

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 holdfasts, but alp sometimes found on reef walls.