The snakelock anemone (Anemonia viridis) is a common sea anemone which is commonly
found in very shallow sea all around the Maltese Islands. There are two forms of this
species, one with white tentacle tips and one with purplish tentacle tips. The green
colour is due to the presence of green algae in the tentacle tissues and for this reason
the anemone lives in shallow water. The column is generally hidden from view and the
tentacles are not withdrawn inside the column.