Daisy anemone (Cereus pedunculatus)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandCereus pedunculatus is common on the south and west coasts of Britain but rare on the east coast. Found all round the coast of Ireland, and the southern end of the Isle of Man.
Global distributionExtends around west coast of Europe from the British Isles to the Mediterranean.
HabitatCereus pedunculatus is typically found in pools, holes and crevices, or attached to stones beneath the surface of sediments from the mid shore to at least 50 m depth.
- Tentacles short, numbering between 500 - 1000.
- Column trumpet-shaped, up to 12 cm tall.
- Large, prominent 'suckers' at top of column.
- Oral disc usually 3-7 cm in diameter.
Additional informationOlder specimens of Cereus pedunculatus have a broad central tentacle-free area on the oral disc. Cereus pedunculatus have very similar colouration to Sagartia species. However, the column of Sagartia species is not trumpet-shaped. Only the oral disc of Cereus pedunculatus is visible on soft sand or mud as the column is buried. There is often debris attached to the suckers on column.
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Last Updated: 24/04/2008