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Banded tube-dwelling anemone
Arachnanthus nocturnus

Anemone living inside parchment-like tubes. Oral disc with a ring of long, pointed outer tentacles on the edge of the disc, and a tuft of shorter tentacles around the mouth. Disc up to 3 cm in diameter, tentacles 5 cm long.

Outer tentacles translucent brown and white banded; oral disc and inner tentacles whitish.

Anemone living inside tubes buried in mud, sand or fine gravel in areas of sand and coral rubble, down to 25 m. Retracts immediately by disturbance.

Occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Banded tube-dwelling anemone (Arachnanthus nocturnus)