Fish Species

Snakelocks Anemone

Snakelocks Anemone - Description

The Snakelocks Anemone is a popular anemone for the aquarium setup, it adapts easily to different environments and makes an ideal home for Clownfish who have a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones.

This particular variety of sea anemone is eaten! In Spain, the dish is called "Ortiguillas de mar" which translates as Sea Nettles. The anemone is marinated in vinegar, coated in a tempura style batter and deep fried.

Popular Name: Snakelocks Anemone
Species: Anemonia viridis

Profile of the Snakelocks Anemone

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Snakelocks Anemone species.

  • Diet / Feeding: Small fish and animals which they catch in their stinging tentacles
  • Habitat: Attach themselves to the sea bed, rocks or other submerged articles, can also attach themselves to other marine life such as Hermit Crab shells
  • Range: Eastern Atlantic and Western Mediterranean sea

Scientific Classification of the Snakelocks Anemone

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Anemonia viridis
  • Popular Name: Snakelocks Anemone
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Cnidaria
  • Class: Anthozoa
  • Order: Actiniaria
  • Family: Actiniidae


Sea Anemones Index

Facts about Fish Species - Snakelocks Anemone

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral..

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