Green Surf Anemone
Scientific NameAnthopleura xanthogrammica
Native To Northern Pacific coast (from Alaska to southern California)
Habitat Tidal pools, surge channels and near shore
Diet Sea urchins, small fish, clams, mussels and detritus (dead particulate organic matter)
Size and Age Up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter; lifespan of 75 years (under human care)
This anemone is green because of its symbiotic relationship with algae. Algae live inside the anemone’s tissue (hence the green colour). Through photosynthesis, the algae can provide nourishment to the anemone.