Animal Species:White-striped Anemone
The White-striped Anemone is one of the most easily recognised anemones of Sydney's rocky shores.
Standard Common Name
The White-striped Anemone has distinctive white stripes on its column, an orange or green central disc, and many short white tentacles.
The White-striped Anemone is found from South Australia to New South Wales.
White-striped Anemones live on intertidal rocky shores.
Feeding and Diet
The White-striped Anemone feeds by catching small animals in the water with its tentacles but can also shoot out stinging cells from holes in the sides of its column in defence.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The White-striped Anemone is common under rocky ledges near the edge of the low-tide line but also forms dense groupings on jetty pylons.