Cylinder Anemone (Cerianthus Membranaceus)

Latin name: Cerianthus membranaceus
Common name: Cylinder anemone
Other names: Tube (dwelling) anemone
Order: Ceriantharia
Family: Cerianthidae
Genus: Cerianthus

Habitat: Soft, muddy substrates.

Behaviour: Lives in tube and has free movement within it.

Diet: Plankton, small fish.

Size: Tube up to 1 metre long.

Shape: Inner ring of tentacles around mouth.

Colour: Colours vary from dark to bright, they are either uniform or patterned so that every individual looks very unique.

Did you know? In captivity this animal can live for 40 years.