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Green Anemone

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Scientific name
Aulactinia veratra
Common name
Green Anemone
Life on the Edge
Page 18
Group
Anemones
Where to find
Rocky areas, including in crevices at mid-tide level, to depth of 3 m
Description
The Green Anemone has a darker green column with long tentacles of a lighter green. Some species may be brown. Column is up to 8 cm wideThis species retains water during low tide periods, making it swell up and feel like jelly when touched.

Algae living inside the Green Anemone’s tentacles allow them to make their own food in sunlight in return for a safe environment for the plants.

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