By Bob Goemans
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Family Aiptasiidae

Bartholomea lucida

(Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)

Knobby Anemone

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean and Bahamas.

Size: 12 inches (30 cm)

Natural Environment: Singly living and found in reef and rock crevices at depths between 3 to 100 feet (1 - 30 m).

Aquarium Suitability: Can be slightly larger than B. annulata, and has the same requirements and also does the same damage. Has whitish knobs along the tentacles and also consider it to be in the same pest-like group as the Rock Anemone, Aiptasia pallida. They are better kept in an aquarium dedicated to their needs if desired. Has a temperature range of 72 to 79°F (22 - 26°C).


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Order: Actiniaria

    Family: Aiptasiidae

    Genus: Bartholomea

 Bartholomea lucida (Knobby Anemone)
Photo © Bernd Losert
Bartholomea annulata Lebrunia danae
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