Cnidopus verater Click to enlarge image
Green Anemone, Cnidopus verater Image: Dr Isobel Bennett
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    verater
    Genus
    Cnidopus
    Family
    Actiniidae
    Suborder
    Endocoelantheae
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Subclass
    Hexacorallia
    Class
    Anthozoa
    Phylum
    Cnidaria
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    5 cm

Introduction

This anemone is commonly found in deep rock pools.

Identification

The Green Anemone ranges in colour from a green to a dull bottle green.

Habitat

The Green Anemone lives on intertidal rocky shores.

Distribution

The Green Anemone is found in southern Australia, from Western Australia to southern Queensland.

Feeding and diet

The Green Anemone captures small animals brought in with the tides with its smooth tentacles that are the same colour as its column.