Heteranthus verruculatus (Klunzinger, 1877)

Distribution: 

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the central and western Pacific Ocean, Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea. In Australia recorded from Western Australia and the Queensland coast south to northern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes: 

Inhabits rocky and coral reef, in sand or on rocks. Often partly covered in sand. Intertidal to subtidal depths.

Additional Notes: 

Oral disc dark green, greenish brown to sepia, marginal tentacles smooth and pointed, green or pale greenish-brown. Discal tentacles papilliform and inconspicuous, similar colour as oral disc. Specimen in top photograph approximately 75 mm across.

References: 

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=heteranthus+verruculatus. Accessed 27/06/2019.

Palomares, M.L.D. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. SeaLifeBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.sealifebase.org, version (06/2018). https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Heteranthus-verruculatus.html. Accessed 27/06/2019.

Fautin, D. G., Wallace, C. C. and Crowther, A. L. (2008) Revision of the sea anemone fauna of Moreton Bay, S.E. Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54: 35-64. p. 52.