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Table 1 Sea anemone species occurrence record data for anemones observed on coral reef surveys in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Surveys were divided into four region categories: Northern Saudi Arabia, Central Saudi Arabia, Southern Saudi Arabia, and Djibouti. Typical habitat type, depth range, and substrate type of anemone occurrences by species are included

From: Clownfish hosting anemones (Anthozoa, Actiniaria) of the Red Sea: new associations and distributions, historical misidentifications, and morphological variability

Anemone Species Region Observed Habitat Type Depth Range Substrate type
Stichodactyla mertensii All regions Reef slope and patch reef 1.3 to 21 m Rock
Stichodactyla haddoni Southern and Central Saudi Arabia Patch reefs 9 to 13 m Sand
Heteractis magnifica All regions Reef slope and patch reef 1 to 25 m Rock
Heteractis crispa All regions Reef slope and patch reef 6 to 23 m Sand/rock margin
Heteractis aurora Southern Saudi Arabia Patch reef habitats 9 to 20 m Sand/rock margin
Entacmaea quadricolor All regions Reef slope and patch reef 3 to 25 m Rock
Cryptodendrum adhaesivum Central Saudi Arabia Reef slope and patch reef 1 to 9 m Sand/rock margin