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Leathery sea anemone

Scientific name: Heteractis crispa

Size: From 7.8 to 19.7 inches

Color: Tentacles beige or purple, body purple brown or bright green

Distinguishing feature: Long tentacles (4 to 6 inches) sinuous and sometimes ringed creamy white longitudinally.

Where did we see it: French polynesia, Maldives

Leathery sea anemone of Maldives

Leathery sea anemone

Scientific name: Heteractis crispa

Size: From 7.8 to 19.7 inches

Color: Tentacles beige or purple, body purple brown or bright green

Distinguishing feature: Long tentacles (4 to 6 inches) sinuous and sometimes ringed creamy white longitudinally.

Where did we see it: French polynesia, Maldives

In detail

This anemone is the home to the most different species of clown fish: up to 14 species! Sometimes you can find small shrimps.

When the anemone is disturbed, the tentacles retract. They can also be shrunken if the anemone does not harbor any fish.

The anemone is called leather anemone because its column recalls the texture of the leather.

Our pictures of leathery sea anemone

The different species of Sea ​​anemone we have seen

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