APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

Sea anemone and Cup coral images (Actiniaria)
Roll the cursor over the species name below to view a typical image for that species on the right. Click on the species name below to view further images and information for it.

Sea Anemones

Actinia
Actinia equina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Beadlet anemone
Actinia fragacea Tugwell, 1856 - Strawberry anemone
Actinia prasina Gosse, 1860 - A Sea anemone

Actinothoe
Actinothoe sphyrodeta (Gosse, 1858)
- Sandalled anemone

Aiptasia
Aiptasia mutabilis (Gravenhorst, 1831)
- Trumpet anemone

Aiptasiogeton
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus var. comatus Manuel, 1988
- A Sea anemone

Anemonia
Anemonia viridis (Forskål, 1775)
- Snakelocks anemone or Opelet

Anthopleura
Anthopleura ballii (Cocks, 1851)
- Red speckled anemone or Red speckled pimplet

Anthopleura thallia (Gosse, 1854) - Glaucus pimplet

Aulactinia
Aulactinia verrucosa (Pennant, 1777)
- Gem anemone or Gem pimplet

Calliactis
Calliactis parasitica (Couch, 1842)
- Hermit, Parasite or Parasitic anemone

Cereus
Cereus pedunculatus (Pennant, 1777) - Daisy anemone

Corynactis
Corynactis viridis Allman, 1846
- Jewel anemone or Globehorn

Gonactinia
Gonactinia prolifera (Sars, 1835) - A Sea anemone

Metridium
Metridium senile (Linnaeus, 1761) - Plumose anemone

Sagartia
Sagartia elegans (Dalyell, 1848) - A Sea anemone
Sagartia troglodytes (Price in Johnston, 1847)
- Mud sagartia

Sagartiogeton
Sagartiogeton undatus (Müller, 1778)
- Small snakelocks anemone

Urticina
Urticina felina (Linnaeus, 1761)
synonym Tealia felina (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Dahlia anemone or Dahlia wartlet

Cup Corals

Balanophyllia
Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) regia Gosse, 1853
- Scarlet and gold star-coral

Caryophyllia
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii Stokes & Broderip
- Devonshire cup coral (from coastal sites)

Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii Stokes & Broderip
- Devonshire cup coral (from estuarine sites)

The species above has been separated into two because the habitats, where the species was found, were completely different and I didn't want to mix the images.

European Names - Anemones, Anemonen, Anemones, Anemonas, Anemoni.

European Names - Cnidarians, Nesseltiere, Neteldieren, Cnidaires, Cnidarios, Cnidari.

Recommended places to visit to see Anemones -
East Portholland (Cornwall), Spit Point (Par, Cornwall), Wembury near Plymouth, and the National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth.

For images and information about Sea Anemones visit -
Sea Anemones (Carol's Cornwall) - images
Sea Anemones (Glaucus) - images and information
Sea Anemones (Marlin) - images and information

Sea Anemone Cup Coral Images UK