|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Robert Keen - Metridium senile in Scapa Flow, Orkneys.
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Metridium senile is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Dr Keith Hiscock and Emily Wilson||Refereed by:||This information is not refereed.|
|Phylum||Cnidaria||Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||All British and Irish coasts.|
|Habitat information||Attached to any suitable hard substratum in overhangs, caves and beneath boulders on the lower shore, and on pier piles and rock faces to at least 100 m.|
|Description||Metridium senile is an anemone of very variable form. The base is wider than the column and often irregular. When expanded, the numerous tentacles form a 'plume' above a conspicuous parapet at the top of the smooth column. Large individuals may be 30 cm high. The colour is plain, commonly white orange or dark green but brown, grey or occasionally red or yellow varieties occur.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Dr Keith Hiscock and Emily Wilson 2007. Metridium senile. Plumose anemone. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3806>