anemones often look like red blobs of jelly stuck on a rock
when the tide is out. Under water a ring sticky tentacles emerges
which when touched fire off tiny poisonous darts into their
are carnivores that capture food with sticky tentacles. Many
southern Australian anemones also have symbiotic algae living
inside their tentacles that assist in providing energy for the
large commercially collected species of herbivorous snail that
is usually found sub-tidally.
are permanently attached to the rocks on which they live after
spending the early phase of their life as a planktonic animal.
They feed by opening the valves on their shells and using long
hairy feet to strain plankton from the water.