Parazoanthus axinellae (Schmidt, 1862)

AphiaID: 101055

yellow cluster anemone

Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Zoantharia (Order) > Macrocnemina (Suborder) > Parazoanthidae (Family)

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OBIS records: 0

Identifying features

  • Colonial anemone.
  • Yellow polyps 1.5 cm tall, 0.5 cm in diameter.
  • 26-34 bright yellow tentacles, usually 30-32.
  • Column often encrusted with sand grains or sponge spicules.

Conservation Status


Palythoa axinellae Schmidt, 1862
Parazoanthus dixoni Haddon & Shackleton, 1891

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]

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]

original description Schmidt, O. (1862). Die Spongien des adriatischen Meeres. (Wilhelm Engelmann: Leipzig): i-viii, 1-88, pls 1-7. [details]

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