Image Jason Hall-Spencer - Cerianthus lloydii on sandy substrata in Loch Fyne, Scotland.
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Cerianthus lloydii is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Cnidaria||Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish|
|Recent synonyms||Synarachnactis bournei.|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Recorded all around the coast of Britain, except on the east coast between the Tees estuary and The Wash. It may be locally abundant in some places.|
|Habitat information||Adults live permanently in tubes that are buried in sand, mud or gravel, from LWST to about 100 m depth.|
|Description||Cerianthus lloydii is a brownish, tube-dwelling anemone up to 15 cm long. The mouth and tentacles project above the surface of the sand from the soft tube, which can be up to 40 cm long and is permanently buried. There are about 70 long tapering tentacles that may be brown, green or white and are often banded with darker brown. These tentacles cannot be fully retracted and surround many smaller inner tentacles that obscure the mouth. However the animal can retract into its tube if disturbed.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Penny Avant 2008. Cerianthus lloydii. A tube anemone. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 25/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=2930>