Warty anemone

Bunodosoma cavernatum

Family Actiniidae - anemones

Body soft, translucent, columnar when stretched; color brownish or tannish; vertical rows of pale, dusky or sometimes blue bumps on column; tentacles numerous, short, sometimes marked with red stripes near mouth; sometimes with white bumps (acrorhagi) at the base of the tentacles.
Similar Species
This is a very common anemone and is easily recognized by its warty appearance.
Gulf, attached to jetties or buried in the sand on the beach at low tide, occasionally found on the backs of hermit crab shells
Maximum Size
9 cm (3 1/2 in) in height, 5 cm (2 in) in diameter of oral disk (mouth)
Other Common Names
Previous Scientific Names
B. cavernata