Plumose Anemone

Metridium senile
Plumose Anemone

Habitat: Very low shore, rocky reefs, wrecks and other manmade structures
Depth: 5-100m
Food: Plankton and detritus
Size: Up to 30cm tall
Lifespan: Over 10 years
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Plumose anemones prefer to live in fast moving water and are very common on rocky reefs where the currents bring an endless supply of tiny zooplankton. The anemone has a tall column to hold itself up in the best position to catch passing food in its feathery tentacles. Plumose anemones can reproduce simply by budding off a new individual from the base.

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