The painted anemone is a large and charismatic sea anemone, with a habitat that includes a large portion of the coastal areas of the northern hemisphere, including polar regions. It typically lives a solitary life, and can live up to 80 years!
Painted anemones can be olive green with or without red spots, solid red, cream, purple, peach-orange, or brown. Adult painted anenomes have 100 tentacles, while juveniles have less, depending on age and food availability.
This sea anemone commonly frequents the Puget Sound, found on docks, wood pilings, and under large rock outcroppings
Painted anemones feed on crabs, sea urchins, mussels, gastropods, chitons, barnacles, fish, and sometimes sea stars and stranded jellies.