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Cockburn Sound anemone

Dofleinia armata

(Image credit: Sue Morrison, WA Museum)

One of the largest and most dangerous Australian anemones. About 6 cm high by 4 cm wide. Central slit-like mouth with thick, long tentacles. Body yellow-brown with fine dark brown vertical lines. Can sting, so avoid contact.

Length: Up to 20 cm


Partly buried in muddy sand or mud; 1-20 m depth

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In Western Australia, log this species south of Shark Bay

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Marsh, L. & Slack-Smith, S.M. (2010) Sea stingers and other venomous and poisonous marine invertebrates of Western Australia

Number of sightings 1

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