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 (Orders Actiniaria, Ceriantharia, Corallimorpharia and Scleractinia)
Actiniaria (Order)

Actiniaria incertae sedis (Superfamily)
> Metridiidae (Family)

Metridium
Metridium senile (Linnaeus, 1761) - Plumose anemone

Nynantheae (Suborder) > Athenaria (Infraorder) > Haloclavidae (Family)

Peachia
Peachia cylindrica (Reid, 1848) - Clock face anemone

Nynantheae (Suborder) > Thenaria (Infraorder) > Acontiaria (Superfamily) > Aiptasiidae (Family)

Aiptasia
Aiptasia mutabilis (Gravenhorst, 1831)
- Trumpet anemone

Aiptasiogeton
Aiptasiogeton pellucidus var. comatus Manuel, 1988
- Fairy anemone

Nynantheae (Suborder) > Thenaria (Infraorder) > Acontiaria (Superfamily) > Diadumenidae (Family)

Diadumene
Diadumene lineata (Verrill, 1869)
- Orange-striped anemone

Nynantheae (Suborder) > Thenaria (Infraorder) > Acontiaria (Superfamily) > Hormathiidae (Family)

Adamsia
Adamsia carciniopados (Otto, 1823) - Cloak anemone

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

Nynantheae (Suborder) > Thenaria (Infraorder) > Acontiaria (Superfamily) > Sagartiidae (Family)

Actinothoe
Actinothoe sphyrodeta (Gosse, 1858)
- Sandalled anemone

Cereus
Cereus pedunculatus (Pennant, 1777) - Daisy 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

Nynantheae (Suborder) > Thenaria (Infraorder) > Endomyaria (Superfamily) > Actiniidae (Family)

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

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

Protantheae (Suborder) > Gonactiniidae (Family)

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

Ceriantharia (Order)

Spirularia (Suborder) > Cerianthidae (Family)

Cerianthidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1852
- A Tube anemone. Penzance Harbour 21.02.15.
Probably previously recorded as Cerianthus lloydii.

Corallimorpharia (Order)

Corallimorphidae (Family)

Corynactis
Corynactis viridis Allman, 1846
- Jewel anemone or Globehorn

Scleractinia (Order)

Caryophylliidae (Family)

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. The species occuring under stones at sheltered sites like harbours or fully saline lagoons or sluicing pools.

Dendrophylliidae (Family)

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

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 Order Actiniaria Ceriantharia Corallimorpharia Scleractinia Images UK