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How would you describe a sea anemone?

How would you describe a sea anemone?

Sea anemone, any member of the invertebrate order Actiniaria (class Anthozoa, phylum Cnidaria), soft-bodied, primarily sedentary marine animals resembling flowers. They are found from the tidal zone of all oceans to depths of more than 10,000 metres (about 33,000 feet). Some live in brackish water.

How are anemone classified?

Sea anemones are classified in the phylum Cnidaria, class Anthozoa, subclass Hexacorallia. As cnidarians, sea anemones are related to corals, jellyfish, tube-dwelling anemones, and Hydra. Unlike jellyfish, sea anemones do not have a medusa stage in their life cycle.

Are Beadlet anemones edible?

The beadlet anemone submerged underwater But also seeds and terrestrial plant debris is eaten. In captivity they can be fed with fish flakes.

Where can I find a beadlet anemone in the UK?

The beadlet anemone (Actinia equina) is a common sea anemone found on rocky shores around all coasts of the British Isles.

How is the beadlet anemone similar to a strawberry?

It is also similar in form to the strawberry anemone ( Actinia fragacea) but is a uniform colour and is typically rather smaller. Actinia equina is viviparous, with up to one hundred embryos developing inside the body cavity before being ejected into the open water as juveniles. ^ “Beadlet anemone”. British Marine Life Study Society.

How big is an Actinia equina beadlet anemone?

An anemone is a “solitary polyp.” Actinia equina has a wide array of color variation, from green to red. The most common hue is rust-red. The beadlet anemone also varies greatly in body size, from 0.01 to 0.84 g dry weight.

Why are beadlet anemones found in low tide?

Solitary beadlet anemones are found to be larger-sized than those that form clustered aggregation. Furthermore, larger sea anemones were found submerged in low tide, where they have greater access to food resources and are less subjected to harsh environmental exposures.