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
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii Stokes & Broderip, 1828 - coastal
Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- group 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- group 2

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- from marina pontoon 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- from marina pontoon 2

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- from marina pontoon 3

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- fully open with tentacles 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- tentacles 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- tentacles 2

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- tentacles 3

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- tentacles 4

Specimens above were found in a sample of scrapings / fouling, taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 16.10.14, 11.05.16, 09.09.17 and 05.05.18.

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- foot of lowershore overhang 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- foot of lowershore overhang 2

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- foot of lowershore overhang 3

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- foot of lowershore overhang 4

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- foot of lowershore overhang 5

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- skeleton 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- skeleton 2

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- skeleton 3

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- skeleton 4

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- skeleton 5

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- skeleton 6

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- on discarded fishing gear 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- on discarded fishing gear 2

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- on the plastic collar of a lobster creel / crab pot 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- on the plastic collar of a lobster creel / crab pot 2

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- on the plastic collar of a lobster creel / crab pot 3

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- on old toilet seat lid 1

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii
- on old toilet seat lid 2

Images of this species were taken at the foot of a north facing rock overhang, on a very low spring tide at Roskilley near Mousehole, Cornwall. 12.03.12. SW4723327209, SW4723227204.

This species is not a common find between the tides, extreme lowershore only, but is often found in the shallow sublittoral and on the sides of marinas.

Devonshire cup coral, Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii, may also have growing on it the epizoic barnacle, Megatrema anglicum. and be parasitized by the green boring algae Ostreobium quekettii.

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.

Caryophyllia smithii Devonshire Cup Coral 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.