Anemone of the Hormathiidae family exact species unknown but is thought to be 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 size of nematocysts

Item Type:Image
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 some pebbles
Rig:Borgsten Dolphin
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Subsea 7
ROV:Pioneer 027
Keywords:West of Shetland Whirlwind Atlantic Benthic Anemone Hormathiidae
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:11 November 2010

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