Anemones can have anywhere from a dozen to a few hundred tentacles.

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Sea anemones are polyps that attach to surfaces with an adhesive foot, called a basal disc, with a column shaped body ending in an oral disc. They can have anywhere from a dozen to a few hundred tentacles.

A Note from the Caretaker

Anemones, like all cnidarians such as jellies and coral, have only one opening, so food goes in and waste comes out of the same place. Talk about a potty mouth!


Some feed on tiny plankton, and others feed on fish.


Most are small, but some can grow as large as 6.5 feet in diameter.


Anemones are found in all marine habitats.

Population Status

Not threatened


Depending on the species, fish will opportunistically feed on anemones.

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