Fish Species

Beadlet Anemone

Beadlet Anemone - Description

The Beadlet Anemone is a common sea anemone found on rocky shores around the United Kingdom, Western Europe and the Mediterranean. It has up to 192 tentacles arranged in six circles and it can be up to 5cm in diameter.

If the Beadlet sea anemone is taken out of the water, it retracts it tentacles and looks similar in appearance to a blob of jelly!

Popular Name: Beadlet Anemone
Species: Actinia equina

Profile of the Beadlet Anemone

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Beadlet Anemone species.

  • Size: 5cm 

  • Diet / Feeding: Small animals and plant material that are paralysed by the toxin released from its tentacles

  • Temperament: Has a symbiotic relationship with anemone fish who lay their eggs on the sea anemone and use it for protection from predators

  • Habitat: Attach themselves to the sea bed, rocks or other submerged articles, can also attach themselves to other marine life such as Hermit Crab shells

  • Range: Coast of United Kingdom. Western Europe and Mediterranean

Scientific Classification of the Beadlet Anemone

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Actinia equina

  • Popular Name: Beadlet Anemone

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Cnidaria

  • Class: Anthozoa

  • Order: Actiniaria

  • Family: Actiniidae

Sea Anemones Index

Facts about Fish Species - Beadlet Anemone

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

 

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