Actinia equina   (Linnaeus, 1758)

beadlet anemone

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Actiniaria | Actiniidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 1600 m (Ref. 108103).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Cosmopolitan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 363)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Approximately 6 to 8 cm in height and less than 10 cm in diameter in extension (Ref. 363). Occurs at the water line, especially in sheltered places such as the inside of harbor walls (green .Actinia), red .Actinia can occasionally be encountered in the intertidal zone of Azores (Ref. 201); Common run on the rocks, of surface to a few meters of depth (Ref. 363). Also found in infralittoral 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wirtz, P., O. Ocaña and T. Molodtsova. 2003. (Ref. 201)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.6 - 14.2, mean 7.8 (based on 456 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown