Cereus pedunculatus (Pennant, 1777)

AphiaID: 100987

daisy anemone

Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Actiniaria (Order) > Enthemonae (Suborder) > Metridioidea (Superfamily) > Sagartiidae (Family)

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Identifying features

  • Tentacles short, numbering between 500 – 1000.
  • Column trumpet-shaped, up to 12 cm tall.
  • Large, prominent ‘suckers’ at top of column.
  • Oral disc usually 3-7 cm in diameter.

Conservation Status


Actinea bellis (Pennant, 1777)
Actinea johstoni
Actinea templetonii
Actinia (Isacmaea) brevicirrata
Actinia (Isacmaea) brevicirrhata Risso, 1826
Actinia bellis Ellis & Solander, 1786
Actinia bellis var. fusca
Actinia brevicirrhata Risso, 1826
Actinia johnstoni Cocks
Actinia pedunculata Pennant, 1777
Actinia templetonii Couch, 1844
Actinocereus pedunculata
Actinocereus pedunculatus
Cereus bellis
Cereus pedonculatus
Cereus pendunculatus
Cribrina (Polystemma) bellis Ehrenberg
Discosoma brevicirrhata
Haliactis bellis Ellis
Helaria bellis
Heliactis (Sagartia) bellis Ellis
Heliactis bellis Ellis
Helliactis bellis
Hormathia bellis (Forbes)
Hydra calyciflora Gaertner, 1762
Sagartia bellis (Ellis & Solander)
Sagartia troglodytes Gosse
Scyphia bellis (Ellis.)

International References

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. [details]

additional source Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World., available online at http://hercules.kgs.ku.edu/Hexacoral/Anemone2/ [details]

basis of record van der Land, J.; den Hartog, J.H. (2001). Actiniaria, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 106-109 [details]

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]

Last update: 08 Oct. 2018
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