Sebae anemone

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Sebae anemone
Two-banded clown fish - Amphiprion bicinctus - in sea anemone.jpg
A Red Sea clownfish (Amphiprion bicinctus) in a sebae anemone
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Actiniaria
Family: Stichodactylidae
Genus: Heteractis
Species: H. crispa
Binomial name
Heteractis crispa
(Hemprich and Ehrenberg in Ehrenberg, 1834)

Radianthus kuekenthali

This article is about Heteractis crispa. For the related species also sometimes known as the sebae anemone, see Heteractis malu.

The sebae anemone (Heteractis crispa) is a species of sea anemone from the northern Indian Ocean, including India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Some species of anemonefishes associate with it, including the Cinnamon (Amphiprion melanopus), Oman (A. omanensis), Orange skunk (A. sandaracinos), Orange (A. percula), and several more. In contrast, the Sebae clownfish (A. sebae), with which it shares part of the common name, normally associates with the saddle anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni).