The ornately coloured sea anemone (uh-NEM-uh-nee) is named after the equally flashy terrestrial anemone flower. A close relative of coral and jellyfish, anemones are stinging polyps that spend most of their time attached to rocks on the sea bottom or on coral reefs waiting for fish to pass close enough to get ensnared in their venom-filled tentacles.
Size: Diameter, 0.5 in to 6 ft (1.25 cm to 1.8 m)
Did you know? Some species of sea anemone can live 50 years or more
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