Rose Anemone (a.k.a. Bubble Tip Anemone, Bulb Anemone)
Entacmaea quadricolor

Photo
Download your own free copy of the video for your projects:
Download video as a Windows Media Video (wmv)
Download video as a Quicktime (mov)
Instructions for downloading a movie file

Range and habitat
Rose anemones live in the warm parts of the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.

Natural diet:
Rose anemones use foods derived from photosynthesis as well as meaty foods like small fish and shrimp.

Size / weight range:
Rose anemones reach up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter.

Interesting facts:
Rose anemones have a symbiotic relationship with many species of anemonefishes such as the clownfish. Click here to see the clownfish fact page. Anemones use tiny stinging cells in their tentacles called "nematocysts" in order to stun their prey. These nematocysts within these tentacles are also used as a defense mechanism. One way the rose anemones reproduce is by splitting in two.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
Aquarium

Sponsor this animal
Zoo PAL

Click here to view over 100 other animal fact pages offered by The Toledo Zoo.