Green Surf Anemone
Scientific Name Anthopleura xanthogrammica
Native To Northern Pacific Ocean
Habitat Found in shaded tidal pools and surge channels on or near the shore
Diet Primarily feed on urchins, small fish, clams and mussels, and detritus
Size and Age These anemones reach a maximum size of 30 cm diameter and can live 75 years under human care.
This anemone is green because of a symbiotic relationship with algae. The algae lives inside the anemones tissue (hence the green colour) and through photosynthesis can provide nourishment to the anemone.