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Latin nameAnemonia viridis 
Size – Column up to 5cm tall plus tentacles up to 15cm long 
Habitat – Mid shore attached to rock

The snakelocks anemone does not retract its tentacles like the beadlet anemone and so it would quickly dry up out of water. To avoid this it lives further down the shore and in rockpools. It uses its long poisonous tentacles for feeding and protection.

Snakelocks anemones

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This beautiful anemone is found on the west coasts of Britain, up to Scotland. It has long tentacles which are brown or green. Photo by Igor (Flickr: igor.bartolucci).

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