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
Anthopleura ballii (Cocks, 1851) - Red speckled anemone (Sea anemone images)
Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- lateral view 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- oral view 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- oral view 2

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- oral view 3

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- oral view 4

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- column close-up 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- ventral view 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- ventral view 2

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- open in rockpool 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- opening in rockpool 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- opening in rockpool 2

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- side view / column 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- open in rockpool 2

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- as above / closed 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- semi-open in rockpool 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- semi-open in rockpool 2

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- semi-open in rockpool 3

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- out of water 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- out of water 2

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- out of water 3

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- out of water 4

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- out of water 5

Photography includes specimens found at Marazion, Wherry Rocks and Chyandour at Penzance, Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn and Porthpean Beach, Cornwall.

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- juvenile specimen ? 1

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- juvenile specimen ? 2

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- juvenile specimen ? 3

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- juvenile specimen ? 4

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii
- juvenile specimen ? 5

Numerous specimens were found in a sample of Corallina officinalis, Coral Weed, collected from a large middleshore pool at Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 01.06.18. It appears Anthopleura ballii is the most likely species, the species commonly occurs at Battery Rocks, often under rocks.

Red speckled pimplet anemones usually occur on or under rocks on the shore and are generally less common than other common species of anemone. The species has also been found adheared to rock or stones buried in sand an on the side of slipway on the lowershore.

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.

Anthopleura ballii Red Speckled Pimplet Anemone Sea 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.