Anemone, Halcampa arctica

Anemone, Halcampa arcticaAnemone, Halcampa arctica


12 tentacle anemone. The animal is Halcampa arctica (sometimes confused with/possibly synonymous with H. duodecimcirrata). It is not an Edwardsia—it’s a member of another family, Halcampidae. Both groups are burrowers, so this confusion is common. The identification in Jones and Gates 2010 is incorrect.

Item Type:Image
Title:Anemone, Halcampa arctica
Creator(s):Jones, D
Identification:Daly, Meg
Date:27 September 2009
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Actiniaria (Anemones)
Species:Halcampa arctica
Behaviour:On the seafloor, probably feeding.
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1050
Latitude:60 deg 33' 44" N
Longitude:4 deg 27' 23" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Substratum:hetrogeneous seafloor
Rig:Stena Carron
Project Partners:OMV, Oceaneering, Stena
ROV:Magnum 156
Keywords:burrowing anemone, tornado, wos, faroe-shetland
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:22 December 2009

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