Ecology of Entacmaea quadricolor
Main Ref. Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen, 1992
Remarks Commonly attached deeply in crevice or hole so that only tentacles are visible (Ref. 9810). Attached specifically deep within a crevice on coral reefs and among rocks (Ref. 102838). Collumn without verrucae and usually brown, sometimes reddish or greenish. Oral disc same brown color with tentacles and these tentacles collapse when disturbed (Ref. 9810). Solitary (Ref. 2377). Host to the clown fish Amphiprion clarkii (Ref. 102838). Sea anemones in general feed on various invertebrates; some are suspension feeders (Ref. 833).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Entacmaea quadricolor may be found.


Substrate Benthic: sessile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen, 1992
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen, 1992


Ref. Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen, 1992
Associations symbiosis;
Associated with Amphiprion akindynos; Amphirion allardi (Ref. 9810); Amphiprion clarkii (Ref. 102838).
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer on 05.26.09
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.23.16
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