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.

Sea anemone images (Orders Actiniaria, Ceriantharia and Corallimorpharia)
Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Actiniaria (Order)

Actiniaria incertae sedis (Superfamily)
> Metridiidae (Family)

Metridium dianthus (Ellis, 1768) syn. M. senile
- Plumose anemone

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

Peachia cylindrica (Reid, 1848) - Clock face anemone

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

Aiptasiogeton pellucidus var. comatus Manuel, 1988
- Fairy anemone

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

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

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

Adamsia carciniopados (Otto, 1823) - Cloak anemone

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 - various images

Actinia equina (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Beadlet anemone - distinct scarlet form

Actinia equina (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Beadlet anemone - striped, dashed and dotted forms

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

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 viridis Allman, 1846
- Jewel anemone or Globehorn

Other images of Sea anemones
Sea anemone larvae

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 (Glaucus) - images and information
Sea Anemones (Marlin) - images and information

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