The anemones are pink invertebrates with a vegetable appearance and long, moving tentacles. The snakelocks anemone lives on rocks exposed to light, often from the tide line to depths of 6 meters. It is often found in shallow waters in calm bays, and withstands dirty waters very well.
There are different animal species that live in association with the anemones, for instance some fish and crabs. They normally live alone and sometimes in small groups.
They are carnivores that eat small crustaceans, mussels and small fish.
If the conditions are right, they can reproduce by longitudinal division, that is, asexually, but they also have oviparous sexual reproduction from May to July and separate sexes.
The snakelocks anemone, like all cnidarian, can have a powerful sting and causes injuries in more delicate areas of the body.