Brown acrorhagi (beads).
Tissues including oral disc
stained green (not with chlorophyll in zooxanthellae
symbiotic algae) with a green
fluorescent protein, common in corals, sea anemones, and some other
Information page for this sea anemone (Link)
Similar species: Actinia equina
(brown), Anthopleura thallii
Sexual, sperm and eggs discharged into the sea.
Shallow seas, including shore pools.
Tissues contain a green
fluorescent protein which appears to be necessary for the long
term survival of this sea anemone. Ingests larger food items both dead
and alive, e.g. small fish, just moulted palaemonid prawns.
South & west of the British Isles. Mediterranean and the Atlantic
coasts of Portugal, France, Spain.
Most easterly point found on the northern coast of the English Channel,
is Worthing, Sussex, where it has been recorded
on a handful of occasions (by
This anemone is unable to retract its tentacles.
(Red-speckled) Pimplet Anemone Link
splendid study of the Pimplet Anemone
was taken near the wreck of the Colussus,
was home to five species of sea anemones including
large Dahlia Anemones
and frequent Snakelocks Anemones, enough
to identify this location as the most easterly regular location of this
sea anemone on the northern English Channel.
Anemone was also discovered, another anemone species that has never
been recorded this far east before.
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:
Project EMail Glaucus@hotmail.com.
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