Sun Anemone (Stichodactyla Helianthus Cuba) - Blue Touch Aquatics
Sun Anemone (Stichodactyla Helianthus Cuba) - Blue Touch Aquatics
Sun Anemone (Stichodactyla Helianthus Cuba)
$39.00

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Stichodactyla helianthus, commonly known as sun anemone, is a sea anemone of the family Stichodactylidae. Helianthus stems from the Greek words ἡλιος (meaning sun), and ἀνθος, meaning flower. S. helianthus is a large, green, sessile, carpet-like sea anemone, from the Caribbean. It lives in shallow areas with mild to strong currents. The anemone crab (Mithraculus cinctimanus) is often associated with it, being found among the tentacles or on the column and margin of the oral disc,[2] as is the sun anemone shrimp.

S. helianthus excretes stichodactyla toxin. It is believed that it excretes toxins mainly to protect itself from the spiny lobster.[