Japanese Green Flower Anemone

(Anthopleura fuscoviridis)

Anthopleura Anemone's are commonly found along the Pacific coast of North America, from Alaska to Baja California, Mexico. Anthopleura Anemones are primarily found in rocky intertidal zones, where they can attach to rocks and other hard substrates and food particles are brought in. Anthopleura Anemones are carnivorous predators. They use their specialized tentacles to capture small prey, such as small fish, crustaceans, and plankton. When prey comes into contact with the anemone's tentacles, the tentacles release venomous stinging cells called cnidocytes to immobilize and digest the prey. Anthopleura Anemones have the ability to retract their tentacles and close up their oral disc when exposed to air during low tide, providing some protection from drying out.

Anthopleura Anemones are also known as the Green Flower Anemone. Green Flower Anemones are often seen in the aquarium trade. They can exhibit various shades of green, from light to dark. They can grow to around 4" when fully expanded. However, size can vary among individuals, and larger specimens have been recorded.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.023 - 1.025 Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Hardness 8 - 12 dKH

  • Care: CareModerateModerate
  • Behavior: BehaviorAgressiveAgressive
  • Diet: DietLive FoodLive Food DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food
  • Habitat: HabitatReefReef HabitatSand FlatSand Flat
  • Light: LightMediumMedium