Large Anemone

Large Anemone


Large anemone on rock, small orange cushion star, indeterminate yellow anemone (as above) and crinoids (likely Antedon sp.) on rock. The large anemone is a member of the Hormathiidae family, this is one of the two more diverse families in the deep sea and many of the taxa are distinguished based on internal anatomy (Such as how many pairs of mesenteries are complete or the size of nematocysts).

Item Type:Image
Title:Large Anemone
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Gates, A.
Date:11 September 2010
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Actiniaria (Anemones) > Hormathiidae
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):184
Latitude:60 deg 17' 01" N
Longitude:3 deg 50' 19" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Substratum:Sand and Gravel with boulders present
Rig:Borgsten Dolphin
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Subsea 7
ROV:Pioneer 027
Keywords:West of Shetland Atlantic Whirlwind Benthic Anemone cushion star
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:11 November 2010

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