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Calliactis parasitica   (Couch, 1844)

'parasitic' anemone

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Calliactis parasitica   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Anthozoa | Actiniaria | Hormathiidae
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Main reference
Vacelet, J. 1987. (Ref. 363)
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Environment
Demersal

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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Short description
Column Size: 8 to 10 cm in height. Column: robust and cylindrical. Color: whitish or yellowish, with a dozen broad longitudinal brown scratches. Tentacles: 3 cm long; yellow gray, slightly transparent; they are numerous. Aconties: long irritant purple filaments; projected with each shock or contact (Ref. 363).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Column Size: 8 to 10 cm in height. Fishing is done artisanalement, with the dredger. Consumed primarily in Sicily. The species meets on all the Mediterranean circumference between a few meters and a hundred meters, on sandy-muddy or detrital substrates (Ref. 363). Known from infra- and circalittoral as well as bathyal zones (Ref. 85338). Solitary (Ref. 2377). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
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