Species of the Month September 2006
Common name: Snakelocks anemone
Latin name: Anemonia viridis.
A type of sea anemone (Cnidaria)
- Tentacles bright green with pink/purple tips or a pinkish grey colour.
- Also occurs as a brown variety.
- Has a preference for well-lit areas.
- Up to 200 tentacles which do not retract.
- Up to 20 cm across.
Where to look:
In rockpools, under stones or in crevices on the lower shore.
Effects of warming sea:
Will become more common in Britain and will be found further north and east.