Found in crevices on rocky shores and tidal pools in the intertidal zone down to 5 metres.
These anemones are not any use for bait or fishing. The stinging cells at the tip of the tentacles are avoided by fish and shellfish. They are known to generations of Tasmanian children as bloodsuckers due to their blood red colour. It’s a myth that the anemones can suck blood, not even the stinging tentacles are likely to break your skin.
Leave them alone and admire their form when their tentacles are exposed.