Sea fan anemone - Amphianthus dohrnii - General information
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| Researched by:
|| Refereed by:
||Dr Simon K. Davy
||Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish
| Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland
||Recorded from the west coast of Scotland but most frequently recorded "off Plymouth". Also recorded from the Lizard, Lundy and off the south-west and south coasts of Ireland.
| Habitat information
||It occurs attached to the branches of sea fans (Eunicella verrucosa and Swiftia pallida) and on other 'tubular' organisms such as Tubularia indivisa. Always sublittoral, sometimes in very deep water.
||A small species of anemone rarely exceeding 10 mm across the disk, exceptionally up to 25 mm along the axis of the base. The colour is pink, buff, orange or red with streaks or splashes of opaque white.
This review can be cited as follows:
Angus Jackson 2008.
Sea fan anemone.
Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line].
Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=2490>