|CNIDARIA : ACTINIARIA : Edwardsiidae||SEA ANEMONES AND HYDROIDS|
Description: A tiny worm-like anemone up to 40mm long and 2mm diameter, usually about 15mm x 1mm. Up to 16 very long (relative to disc size) tentacles. Transparent, more or less patterned with white as in illustration.
Habitat: Habitat similar to Edwardsia ivelli, Nematostella vectensis may be very abundant if present.
Distribution: Known from several southern counties: Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Suffolk and Norfolk, although it has become extinct in several localities as a result of loss of habitat and pollution. Also known from North America (both coasts) and from Canada.
Similar Species: Compare with Edwardsia ivelli.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slower, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
|Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Nematostella vectensis Stephenson, 1935. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=D13310 Accessed on 2016-12-04
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