Tube Anemone
(Pachycerianthus fimbriatus)

image of a Tube Anemone

Image ID: 9-01

Comments : Tube Anemones are often found on the muddy bottoms of Puget Sound, and Southern Puget Sound has more than it's fair share of muddy bottoms. These anemones are somewhat unique among Puget Sound anemones in that they create a hard tube that thy can retract into when threatened. Although occasionally encountered throughout Puget Sound, they seem to really flourish in southern Hood's Canal.
Common name : Tube Anemone
Scientific Name : Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
Location Found : Fox Island, Southern Puget Sound
Actual Size : 5 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm lens
Natural History :