Actinodendron glomeratum (Branching anemone)


Large anemone with robust tentacles, covered in clusters of vesicles. Green color at the mouth, with numerous dark dots, running up the branches. When touched it can expell water and retract into the bottom very quickly.


Unevaluated by the IUCN Red list, but considered to be fairly common in the tropics.


It can be found on sandy bottoms in the entire Indo-Pacific region, in a depth range of 0-5 meters.



Up to 30cm in diameter.

Prey / Predation

Special features

It can deliver a painful and powerful sting. It pays to watch these anemones closely, often they have species of Periclimenes shrimps on them.