APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus var. comatus Manuel, 1988 - Fairy anemone (Sea anemone images)
Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- attached to mussels 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- attached to mussels 2

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- attached to mussels 3

Specimens above found on pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 05.10.18.

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- on roof of crevice 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- on roof of crevice 2

Specimens above found on the roof of a crevice just below the extreme low tide mark at Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 23.06.17. Five anemones were present in an area 150mm x 150mm.

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- dorsal view 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- anemone 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view on live mussel 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view on live mussel 2

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- opening on live mussel 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view on live mussel 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 2

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view partially closed 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view 1

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view 2

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view 3

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view 4

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view 5

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 3

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 4

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 5

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 6

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 7

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 8

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 9

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- lateral view 10

Species occurred on mussels and on the side of a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall, 02.11.14 and 18.11.14.

Twelve anemones were found in a small sample of scrapings that were taken from the side of a pontoon, and in an area of greater water flow. Species associated with bryozoans and sponges. 18.11.14.

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view 6

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- oral view 7

Fairy anemone
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus
var. comatus
- location / Lee Bay 1

Specimen above was found by the author in a crevice on the lowershore at Lee Bay, North Devon during the MBA Bioblitz, 22.09.17.

Species here were originally identified by Rob Durrant and confirmed by Dr. Bernard Picton, Curator of Marine Invertebrates, Department of Natural Sciences, National Museums Northern Ireland.

Oral diameter of specimens approx. 4-5mm, and approx. 8mm in length. Species has previously been reported from Devon and Dorset. This species is either rare or extremely under-recorded in the United Kingdom.

Fairy anemone is a common named that has been given to this anemone by Rob Durrant, and because it is so small, pretty, delicate, and elusive.

Ref: WoRMS Register of Marine Species

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Aiptasiogeton pellucidus var comatus Fairy anemone Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.