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Family Acontiferidae

HAWAII

Isarachnanthus bandanensis

Dark color, Atlantis Reef, Waikiki, Oahu, 120 feet

 

 

Typical color, Makapu'u, Oahu, 25 feet

GHOST TUBE ANEMONE

Inhabits tubes in sandy areas at any depth.  Easily observed at night when banded tentacles are extended.  Retracts rapidly when disturbed.  Color variable, usually pale.  A large colony inhabits the turning basin at Makai Pier, Oahu.  Attains crown diameter of 1.5 inches.  Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific.