Red Beaded Anemone
This anemone is most commonly known as the Flower Anemone. It has a large oral disc with “beaded” tentacles around the edge. It can grow up to 4 inches in diameter.
Range & Habitat
It inhabits the sandy bottoms or shaded vertical walls in the Caribbean Sea and the West Indies.
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated
In the wild – Shrimp, mussels, fish, squid
In human care: Unknown, up to 80 years
Fun Facts about the Red Beaded Anemone
- Other names this anemone is known by are Rock Anemone, Speckled Anemone, Banded Anemone, and Beaded Anemone.
- Anemones in general can multiply by sexual and asexual means. P. crucifer is a dioecious species, having distinctly male and female individuals.
- They use their venomous cells (nematocysts) found in their tentacles to sting and deflect any possible threats or attacks.
- All anemones are semi-aggressive because they can be mobile.
Handwiki. (2021). Biology:Phymanthus crucifer. Retrieved January 2022. https://handwiki.org/wiki/Biology:Phymanthus_crucifer
Animal-World. (1998-2020). Red Beaded Anemone, Rock Flower Anemone, Beaded Anemone, Flower Anemone. Retrieved January 2022. https://animal-world.com/Aquarium-Coral-Reefs/Red-Beaded-Anemone