Scientific Name Anthopleura elegantissima
Native To Northern Pacific Ocean
Habitat Found in tidal pools and just off the shore
Diet Can eat very small fish, algae, invertebrates, and detritus
Size and Age Can grow to 7 cm diameter. It is not known how exactly long they can live but they will live several decades.
These anemones are also commonly as the Aggregating Anemone because they can rapidly clone themselves and live in large clusters of genetically identical individuals. Clonemates from different clusters are enemies. Anemones on the edges of the cluster develop large white nodules that are full with stinging cells. They use these stinging cells to ward off members of another clone group.