Image Sue Daly - Close up of green and orange Corynactis viridis in the Channel Isles.
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Corynactis viridis is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Cnidaria||Sea anemones, corals, sea firs & jellyfish|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Corynactis viridis reaches its northern limit in Shetland. It is found around the south and west coasts of Britain and all around Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Corynactis viridis occurs from the lower shore and into the subtidal to about 50 m (sometimes to 80 m) on rocks, in caves and beneath overhangs where it is shaded from light. The anemone is often found in dense aggregations especially on vertical rock faces.|
|Description||This is a short and squat anemone with a smooth column. The anemone has up to 100 tentacles, each ending in a small knob. Corynactis viridis is brilliantly coloured and can be green, pink, red, orange or white in various combinations. Usually the disc, tentacles and tentacle tips are contrasting colours.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Olwen Ager 2007. Corynactis viridis. Jewel anemone. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 18/06/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3061>