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DescriptionThe worm anemone has an elongated column measuring up to 14 cm in length and 12 mm in diameter. The tentacles are relatively stout, very long and up to 16 in number. Tentacles are transparent becoming strongly tinted with brown in the outer half, spotted with opaque white or cream, the spots becoming larger towards the tips where they tend to form transverse bars. The disc is pale buff or cream, with a well-defined pattern of rich, often purplish-brown.Previously been confused with Edwardsia claparedii but the characters of both species have recently been redefined (Manuel, 1981).