Botruanthus mexicanusis commonly referred to as Tube-dwelling anemone. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Botruanthus mexicanus was described in 2016 by specimens from the tidal zone in reefs of central Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico in the (Veracruz Reef System).
There are no studies on ecological or biological aspects of this species.
The cylinder rose inhabits intertidal to shallow waters.
Colour variation: The colour of the marginal tentacles is quite variable, from translucent to brown, but always with white cross lines or spots.
The 52 labial tentacles are brown to violet with a whitish end, the marginal tentacles, 64 in number, are arranged in four cycles,
Etymology: The specific name "mexicanus" refers to Mexico, where this species was found.
There are no experiences of keeping this endemic cylinder rose.
Similar species: Botruanthus benedeni
Stampar SN, Reimer JD, Maronna MM, Lopes CSS, Ceriello H, Santos TB, Acuña FH, Morandini AC (2020)
Ceriantharia (Cnidaria) of the World: an annotated catalogue and key to species.
ZooKeys 952: 1-63. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.952.50617