|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Sue Scott - Protanthea simplex. Image width ca 4cm.
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Protanthea simplex is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Angus Jackson||Refereed by:||Dr Ib Svane|
|Phylum||Cnidaria||Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||From the northern Firth of Clyde all along the west coast of Scotland, particularly in sea lochs. Not recorded in Orkney or Shetland. Recently (June 2006) found in Killary Harbour, Connemara.|
|Habitat information||Occurs characteristically on deep rock in sea lochs, particularly on vertical walls in landward basins. Often found growing on rock or on other species such as tube worms. Otherwise recorded in deep waters down to at least 500 m.|
|Description||A small delicate sea anemone, usually found with outstretched tentacles. The column of the anemone reaches lengths of up to 2 cm. There are numerous translucent tentacles up to 1.5 cm long, which may span 7 cm. The column of the anemone may be salmon pink with the tentacles a little paler or white, especially near the tips. Deep orange-pink gonads may be visible through the column wall when ripe.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Angus Jackson 2008. Protanthea simplex. Sealoch anemone. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/06/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=4212>