species: Anthopleura sp. in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Anthopleura sp.

©Anne Hoggett: Unidentified anemone 2 in sand under beachrock slab exposed at low tide, Eagle Island near Lizard Island. Longer dimension is about 4 cm. Thanks to Joe Rowlett for the genus level id.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Actiniaria
Family Actiniidae
Genus Anthopleura
Species Anthopleura sp.



Distinguishing features

A. dixoniana and A. handi have been recorded from tropical Australia (ALA accessed 30 Sep 2020).


  • Up to 4 cm (diameter)



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