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  Gem Anemone
 
Common Name(s):
 Gem Anemone
Scientific Name:

 Bunodactis verrucosa
(Pennant, 1777) is invalid.

Aulactinia verrucosa
 

Family:
Usual Size:  25 cm 

                                Photograph by  Andy Horton
Identification:

Usual coloration:
 


The following photograph by Ron Barrett shows the column in part:

Similar species: 
Breeding: 
Viviparous, the same as the Beadlet
Habitat:
Rocky shores subject to heavy wave action. Local distribution. 
Food:
Small mussels are important, consumed in their shells after being bashed off the rocks by waves. 
Range:
South and west of Britain. 

Eastern limit in English Channel is probably the Dorset shore where it is rare. 
Additional Notes:

Information wanted: Please send any records of this sea anemone, with location, date, who discovered it, how it was identified, prevalence, common name and any other details to 
Shorewatch Project EMail Glaucus@hotmail.com. 
All messages will receive a reply. 
Shorewatch Project

 

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