Animal Species:Oulactis Anemone
The Oulactis Anemone is one of the most common anemones and can be found in rock pools.
Standard Common Name
The Oulactis Anemone is easy to recognise as it has a habit of collecting pieces of gravel and sand and sticking them between its tentacles. This often masks the true colour of the anemone, which usually has a green or grey column with white or dark spots and grey tentacles.
Oulactis Anemones are found from South Australia to southern Queensland.
Oulactis Anemones are found on intertidal rocky shores.
Feeding and Diet
The Oulactis Anemone is specialised to feed on mussels that have been dislodged from their rocks by waves.
Other behaviours and adaptations
Touching the Oulactis Anemone will make it close away its tentacles, which will stick to your fingers. However, you won't feel any of the stinging cells and you can easily pull your finger loose.