Corynactis viridis Allman, 1846

AphiaID: 101016

jewel anemone

Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Corallimorpharia (Order) > Corallimorphidae (Family)

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OMARE records: 4
OBIS records: 0

Identifying features

  • Base up to 10 mm in diameter and up to 15 mm in height.
  • Smooth column.
  • Up to 100 knobbed tentacles.
  • Variety of colours including green, pink, red, orange and white.
  • Often found in dense aggregations on vertical rock faces

Conservation Status


Corynactis allmani Thompson, 1847
Corynactis allmanni
Corynactis allmannii
Corynactis mediterranea Sars M., 1857
Corynactis viridis var. chrysochlorina Gosse
Corynactis viridis var. hyalocera Fischer
Corynactis viridis var. smaragdina Gosse
Corynactis viridis var. tephrina Gosse

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 [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]

Last update: 08 Oct. 2018
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