A sea anemone (Anemonactis mazeli)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandOccasional historical records from the English Channel, the Irish Sea and off southwest Ireland. Few recent records.
HabitatBurrows in mud, sand or gravel, always offshore, from 20-650 m depth.
- Column elongated in extension, short in contraction, divided indistinctly into physa and scapus, physa becoming a small, adherent disc, without a limbus.
- Minute papillae are scattered over surface of column.
- Tentacles 20, in two cycles of 10, each consisting of cylindrical shaft and knobbed tip.
Additional informationThere is a possibility that the specimen collected in Strangford Lough, northeast Ireland, is a different species to the ones from Plymouth southwards (Howson & Picton, 1999)
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Bruce, J.R., Colman, J.S. & Jones, N.S., 1963. Marine fauna of the Isle of Man. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
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Last Updated: 10/08/2004