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Sea Anemone

Actiniaria

Range

  • They are found from the tidal zone of all oceans to depths of more than 10,000 meters (about 33,000 feet).

Habitat

  • Oceans

Diet

  • Crustaceans
  • Small fish
  • Mollusks
  • Sea urchins

Named after a flower, sea anemones are predatory animals capable of movement.

A small foot, known as a basal disc, is used to move. Some anemones can swim by using their tentacles and flexing their bodies. To capture prey, the anemone will use its tentacles to inject a poison into the animal. Anemones also form symbiotic relationships with certain animals like clownfish for food and protection.

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