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, Corallimorpharia and Scleractinia)
Actiniaria (Order)

Actiniaria incertae sedis (Superfamily)
> Metridiidae (Family)

Metridium senile (Linnaeus, 1761) - Plumose anemone

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

Aiptasia mutabilis (Gravenhorst, 1831)
- Trumpet anemone

Aiptasiogeton pellucidus var. comatus Manuel, 1988
- Fairy anemone

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

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

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

Actinothoe sphyrodeta (Gosse, 1858)
- Sandalled anemone

Cereus pedunculatus (Pennant, 1777) - Daisy anemone

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

Sagartiogeton undatus (Müller, 1778)
- Small snakelocks anemone

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

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

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

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

Anthopleura thallia (Gosse, 1854) - Glaucus pimplet

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

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

Protantheae (Suborder) > Gonactiniidae (Family)

Gonactinia prolifera (Sars, 1835) - A Sea anemone

Corallimorpharia (Order)

Corallimorphidae (Family)

Corynactis viridis Allman, 1846
- Jewel anemone or Globehorn

Scleractinia (Order)

Caryophylliidae (Family)

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) 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 Corallimorpharia Scleractinia Images UK