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Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant carpet anemone)

Synonyms: Actinia amethystina; Actinia gigantea; Actinia gigas; Actinia parvitentaculata; Cereus amethystinus; Discosoma gigantea; Discosoma giganteum; Discosoma kenti; Isacmaea gigantea; Priapus giganteus; Radianthus parvitentaculata; Radianthus parvitentaculatus; Stichodactyla gigantea; Stoichactis gigantea; Stoichactis giganteum; Stoichactis gigantium; Stoichactis intermedia; Stoichactis kenti

Wikipedia Abstract

Stichodactyla gigantea, commonly known as the giant carpet anemone is a species of sea anemone that lives in the Indo-Pacific area, with a diameter usually no larger than 50 centimetres and a maximum of 80 centimetres . It can be kept in an aquarium but is a very challenging species to keep alive and healthy for more than 3–5 years.
View Wikipedia Record: Stichodactyla gigantea



Shelter for 
Amphiprion clarkii (Yellowtail clownfish)[1]
Amphiprion ocellaris (Clown anemonefish)[1]
Amphiprion percula (clown fish)[1]
Amphiprion perideraion (White-maned anemonefish)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Zoo Zürich



Species recognized by Fautin D.G., 2001-10-15, Hexacorals: Hexacorallians of the World in Catalog of Life 2011
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011