Biodiversity & Conservation

Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish (Cnidaria)

White weeds, sea firs, sea beard and siphonophores; hydroids (Hydrozoa)

A hydroid
Aglaophenia kirchenpaueri

Aglaophenia kirchenpaueri

A hydroid
Aglaophenia tubulifera

Aglaophenia tubulifera

Club-headed hydroid
Clava multicornis

Clava multicornis

A hydroid
Cordylophora caspia

Cordylophora caspia

A hydroid
Dynamena pumila

Dynamena pumila

Yellow feathers
Gymnangium montagui

Gymnangium montagui

Herring-bone hydroid
Halecium halecinum

Halecium halecinum

A hydroid
Hartlaubella gelatinosa

Hartlaubella gelatinosa

A hydroid
Kirchenpaueria pinnata

Kirchenpaueria pinnata

Seagrass sea fir
Laomedea angulata

Laomedea angulata

Sea beard
Nemertesia antennina

Nemertesia antennina

A hydroid
Nemertesia ramosa

Nemertesia ramosa

A hydroid
Obelia bidentata

Obelia bidentata

A hydroid
Obelia dichotoma

Obelia dichotoma

A hydroid
Obelia longissima

Obelia longissima

Portuguese man o' war
Physalia physalis

Physalia physalis

A hydroid
Tamarisca tamarisca

Tamarisca tamarisca

Bottle-brush hydroid
Thuiaria thuja

Thuiaria thuja

A hydroid
Corymorpha nutans

Corymorpha nutans

A hydroid
Eudendrium arbusculum

Eudendrium arbusculum

A hydroid
Hydractinia echinata

Hydractinia echinata

A hydroid
Thieliana navis

Thieliana navis

Oaten pipes hydroid
Tubularia indivisa

Tubularia indivisa

By-the-wind-sailor
Velella velella

Velella velella

Sea anemones, soft & cup corals, sea pens & sea pansies (Anthozoa)

Beadlet anemone
Actinia equina

Actinia equina

Strawberry anemone
Actinia fragacea

Actinia fragacea

Sandalled anemone
Actinothoe sphyrodeta

Actinothoe sphyrodeta

Cloak anemone
Adamsia carciniopados

Adamsia carciniopados

Trumpet anemone
Aiptasia mutabilis

Aiptasia mutabilis

Dead man's fingers
Alcyonium digitatum

Alcyonium digitatum

Red sea fingers
Alcyonium glomeratum

Alcyonium glomeratum

Pink sea fingers
Alcyonium hibernicum

Alcyonium hibernicum

Sea fan anemone
Amphianthus dohrnii

Amphianthus dohrnii

A sea anemone
Anemonactis mazeli

Anemonactis mazeli

Snakelocks anemone
Anemonia viridis

Anemonia viridis

Red speckled anemone
Anthopleura ballii

Anthopleura ballii

Glaucus pimplet
Anthopleura thallia

Anthopleura thallia

Gem anemone
Aulactinia verrucosa

Aulactinia verrucosa

Imperial anemone
Capnea sanguinea

Capnea sanguinea

Scarlet and gold star coral
Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) regia

Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) regia

Deeplet sea anemone
Bolocera tuediae

Bolocera tuediae

Parasitic anemone
Calliactis parasitica

Calliactis parasitica

Southern cup coral
Caryophyllia inornata

Caryophyllia inornata

Devonshire cup coral
Caryophyllia smithii

Caryophyllia smithii

Latticed corklet
Cataphellia brodricii

Cataphellia brodricii

Daisy anemone
Cereus pedunculatus

Cereus pedunculatus

A tube anemone
Cerianthus lloydii

Cerianthus lloydii

Jewel anemone
Corynactis viridis

Corynactis viridis

A sea anemone
Diadumene cincta

Diadumene cincta

Ivell's sea anemone
Edwardsia ivelli

Edwardsia ivelli

A sea anemone
Edwardsia timida

Edwardsia timida

A sea anemone
Edwardsiella carnea

Edwardsiella carnea

A sea anemone
Halcampa chrysanthellum

Halcampa chrysanthellum

A sea anemone
Halcampoides elongatus

Halcampoides elongatus

Weymouth carpet coral
Hoplangia durotrix

Hoplangia durotrix

A sea anemone
Hormathia coronata

Hormathia coronata

Sunset cup coral
Leptopsammia pruvoti

Leptopsammia pruvoti

A cold water coral
Lophelia pertusa

Lophelia pertusa

A sea anemone
Mesacmaea mitchelli

Mesacmaea mitchelli

Plumose anemone
Metridium senile

Metridium senile

Starlet sea anemone
Nematostella vectensis

Nematostella vectensis

Fireworks anemone
Pachycerianthus multiplicatus

Pachycerianthus multiplicatus

Clock face anemone
Peachia cylindrica

Peachia cylindrica

Olive green wart anemone
Phellia gausapata

Phellia gausapata

Sealoch anemone
Protanthea simplex

Protanthea simplex

A sea anemone
Sagartia elegans

Sagartia elegans

Fountain anemone
Sagartiogeton laceratus

Sagartiogeton laceratus

A sea anemone
Sagartiogeton undatus

Sagartiogeton undatus

Worm anemone
Scolanthus callimorphus

Scolanthus callimorphus

Dahlia anemone
Urticina felina

Urticina felina

Orange-striped anemone
Haliplanella lineata

Haliplanella lineata

A sea anemone
Epizoanthus couchii

Epizoanthus couchii

Pink sea fan
Eunicella verrucosa

Eunicella verrucosa

The tall sea pen
Funiculina quadrangularis

Funiculina quadrangularis

Ginger or chocolate tiny anemone
Isozoanthus sulcatus

Isozoanthus sulcatus

White cluster anemone
Parazoanthus anguicomus

Parazoanthus anguicomus

Yellow cluster anemone
Parazoanthus axinellae

Parazoanthus axinellae

Phosphorescent sea pen
Pennatula phosphorea

Pennatula phosphorea

Northern sea fan
Swiftia pallida

Swiftia pallida

Slender sea pen
Virgularia mirabilis

Virgularia mirabilis

Stalked jellyfish (Staurozoa)

Kaleidoscope jellyfish
Haliclystus auricula

Haliclystus auricula

A stalked jellyfish
Lucernariopsis campanulata

Lucernariopsis campanulata

St Johnís jellyfish
Lucernariopsis cruxmelitensis

Lucernariopsis cruxmelitensis

Jellyfish and stalked jellyfish (Scyphozoa)

Moon jellyfish
Aurelia aurita

Aurelia aurita

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella

Chrysaora hysoscella

Lion's mane jellyfish
Cyanea capillata

Cyanea capillata

Mauve stinger
Pelagia noctiluca

Pelagia noctiluca

Dustbin-lid jellyfish
Rhizostoma pulmo

Rhizostoma pulmo

Blue jellyfish
Cyanea lamarckii

Cyanea lamarckii