Can you just imagine for a moment at the end of each tentacle a pair of eyes, a mouth and fangs!? Good thing it’s not Medusa or I might have become too heavy to swim back to the surface again.

Anemones are usually associated tropical waters, large masses of waving tentacles and cute little anemone fish darting in and out of view. Anemones are however as widespread as there is ocean.

This wonderful little creature perched atop a razor fish is just one of the many species we have here in local South Australian coastal waters.

The minimal number of translucent tentacles, that granular column wall and the velvety oral disk make this anemone just as gorgeous as its tropical cousins and a real little monster.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Medusa’, 1/160s f/22 ISO400 100mm

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