The column of this sea anemone is divided into scapus and capitulum, with a parapet and fosse. The scapus has vertical rows of small warts. The tentacles are moderate or long, fairly stout, arranged in multiples of six. Size up to 50mm across base, span of tentacles to 120mm. Two colour forms, brown or pale yellow
Commonly known as The Red speckled anemone, refers to the appearance of the column. The column, is covered with small warts arranged into 48 longitudinal rows.
It is found on rocky coasts from the intertidal zone down to depths of about 25 m.
Anthopleura ballii is gonochoric, with individuals being either male or female.
Actinea balii Cocks, 1851
Actinia ballii (Cocks, 1851)
Actinia clavata var. rosea Gosse, 1853
Aegeon alfordi Gosse, 1865
Anthopleura alfordi Gosse
Anthopleura balli (Cocks, 1851)
Anthopleura listeri (Johnson, 1861)
Aulactinia alfordi Gosse
Bunodactis alfordi Gosse
Bunodactis balli (Cocks, 1851)
Bunodactis ballii (Cocks, 1851)
Bunodactis listeri (Johnson, 1861)
Bunodes balli (Cocks, 1851)
Bunodes ballii (Cocks, 1851)
Bunodes clavata (Thompson)
Bunodes listeri Johnson, 1861
Cribrina ballii (Cocks, 1851)
Cribrina listeri (Johns.)