Jewel anemone (Corynactis viridis)
|Researched by||Olwen Ager||Refereed by||Admin|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandCorynactis viridis reaches its northern limit in Shetland. It is found around the south and west coasts of Britain and all around Ireland.
Global distributionRecorded around the British Isles, south-west Europe and into the Mediterranean.
HabitatCorynactis viridis occurs from the lower shore and into the subtidal to about 50 m (sometimes to 80 m) on rocks, in caves and beneath overhangs where it is shaded from light. The anemone is often found in dense aggregations especially on vertical rock faces.
Depth rangeUp to 80m
- Base up to 10 mm in diameter and up to 15 mm in height.
- Smooth column.
- Up to 100 knobbed tentacles.
- Variety of colours including green, pink, red, orange and white.
- Often found in dense aggregations on vertical rock faces
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Last Updated: 19/02/2007