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Family Corallimorphidae

Corynactis california

Carlgren, 1936

California Coral Anemone

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Eastern Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Inhabits tidepools and shaded vertical rock walls to considerable depths, i.e., over 300 feet (90 m).

Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the trade.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Corallimorpharia

    Family: Corallimorphidae

    Genus: Corynactis

FYI: Unsuitable for tropical home aquariums.

Requires cool water and hand feeding, e.g., raw fish pieces, shrimp, and is especially fond of mussel flesh. Two to three feedings per month suffices in cold water environments.

Has a temperature range of 59 to 68°F (15 - 20°C).

 Corynactis california (California Coral Anemone)
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