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Sun anemone
Stichodactyla helianthus
(Ellis, 1768)

Flattened oral disc covered with hundreds short, thick tentacles with a rounded tip. Oral disc up to 15 cm.

Tentacles and oral disc green to brown.

Inhabit shallow reefs, down to 9 m. Dense clusters may occupy large areas.

Common to occasional Bahamas, eastern and southern Caribbean; rare northwestern Caribbean.

Sun anemone (Stichodactyla helianthus)