Tag: Giant Disc Anemone

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Elephant's Ear Anemone (Amplexidiscus Fenestrafer)

This photograph, taken at Sail Rock, shows the underside of an Elephant's Ear Anemone (Amplexidiscus Fenestrafer) and its method of attaching itself to a suitable surface by means of a powerful pedal disk or "foot" as it is more commonly known.

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Elephant's Ear Anemone (Amplexidiscus Fenestrafer)

This photo shows the characteristic parallel ridges which form a margin around the flat, tentacle-covered disc of the Elephant's Ear Anemone (Amplexidiscus Fenestrafer).

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Elephant's Ear Anemone (Amplexidiscus Fenestrafer)

This photo shows an Elephant's Ear Anemone (Amplexidiscus Fenestrafer) forming a characteristic ball.

This would suggest that the anemone has caught a prey item (most likely a small fish) within its stinging tentacles and is in the process of maneuvering it towards the central mouth.