Metridium senile   (Linnaeus)  1761 (Sea Anemone)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Actiniaria
Family:Metridiidae

Image copyrights: Phillip Colla

Description
Reproduce asexually through longitudinal fission and sexually (protandric hermaphrodites).


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Clonal Plumose Anemone (English)
• Frilled Anemone (English)
• Plumose Anemone (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy, Muddy
Prey:  Sea urchins, gastropods, bivalves, or crustaceans

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Phillip colla photography Available at - http://www.oceanlight.com/

Page last updated on:2010-02-25

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