Plumose Anemone - Metridium senile

Plumose Anemone - Metridium senile

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Species Compatibility

All Anemones
Small Wrasse
Most Crabs

Suitable DisplayRockpool Tank
Shoreline Tank
Dome Tank


Colour is usually white or orange, occasionally buff, yellow or reddish, sometimes bicoloured. Tentacles usually with a white band near the base.


Found attached to rocks, etc., from the middle shore to about 100m depth.
Typically in places where there is strong water movement such as on piers, sewage pipes, wrecks, etc. Large specimens rarely occur on shore.

Species fact

Size up to 120mm across base and 300mm tall but many small forms (dwarf races) occur which rarely exceed 30-40mm across the base.