Do you know the name of a sea animal that looks like a flower? It is a Sea Anemone. The Sea Anemone is a cool creature. It is a member of the phylum cnidaria.
Sea Anemones come in many shapes and sizes and they are radially symmetric. They have a columnar body with a single opening, the mouth is surrounded by tentacles. Sea Anemones are usually 1 to 4 inches across but a few grow to be 6 feet (1.8 m.) across.
The Sea Anemone lives in the coastal waters world wide. The Sea Anemone lives attached to objects. Sometimes they live on Hermit Crabs. They live in shallow waters and in deep oceans.
Sea Anemones usually eats fish, mussels, and zooplankton. They are also carnivores. The Sea Anemone can catch its food by its stinging tentacles, then he eats his food.
The Sea Anemone's predators are the Gray Sea Slug and the Tompot Blenny.
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