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), found at Lancaster 9 months after drilling on a pomatocerus sp. encrusted boulder.

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):MacLean, M.
Identification:MacLean, M.
Date:27 May 2010
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Actiniaria (Anemones) > Hormathiidae
Species:Pomatocerus sp.
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):155
Latitude:60 deg 11' 13" N
Longitude:3 deg 51' 18" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Substratum:Sand and Gravel with some boulders
Rig:Borgsten Dolphin
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Subsea 7
ROV:Pioneer 027
Keywords:Lancaster West of Shetland Benthic Atlantic anemone Hormathiidae
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:17 November 2010

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