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Stomphia coccinea

(Müller, 1776)


Ilan Lubitz Swimming Anemone (Stomphia coccinea ) Night Dive Nikon D3x 60mm lens 2xSB-105 " at Anilao pier Philippines .

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 12 Apr 2013
Ilan Lubitz Swimming Anemone (Stomphia coccinea ) Night Dive Nikon D3x 60mm lens 2xSB-105 " at Anilao pier Philippines .

Frank Nelissen Nice when it is isolated from the background!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 12 Apr 2013
Ilan Lubitz Swimming Anemone (Stomphia coccinea ) Night Dive Nikon D3x 60mm lens 2xSB-105 " at Anilao pier Philippines .

Ella B. Lubitz Your untiring effort makes youn a Great Photographer.Muy Bien mi amores ;-)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 12 Apr 2013
Chris Wood Images of Anemones and Corals We are revising the Seasearch Guide to Anemones and Corals of Britain and Ireland with a view to publishing a second editiion this spring. If anybody has good images they would like us to have a look at please send them to chris@seasearch.org.uk Pictures need to be in situ, and taken in Britain and Ireland. We are interested particularly in images showing behaviour, predation, reproductive activity and those of the following less common species (no jewel anemones please!) Sarcodictyon roseum/catenatum Epizoanthus incrustans (sand/gravel habitat) Stomphia coccinea Anthopleura thallia (rock pools/SW) Aiptaisiogeton pellucidus (tiny, shallow, SW) Haliplanella lineata (harbours, rock pools) Anemonactis mazeli (deep water) Hacampoides elongatus/abyssorum Cataphellia brodricii Caryophyllia inornata Sphenotrochus andrewianus Hoplangia durotrix There is a free copy of the guide for anybody whose pictures we use of course.

Wendy Northway I'll go through my hubby's photos to see if he has anything of interest Chris.

Darryl Mayer I have some of Stomphia coccinea, Mycale lingua (L Sunart, 40m), Imperial Anemone (various colours). Kirsty Jeffery has Dead Men's Fingers "birthing", I've let them know about your call.

Tony Gilbert Chris, have emailed a selection including Sarcodictyon and Epizoanthus.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 05 Jan 2013
Ilan Lubitz Swimming Anemone (Stomphia coccinea ) Night Dive Nikon D3x 60mm lens 2xSB-105 " at Anilao pier Philippines .

Annette Graves Boloceroides mcmurrichi, Ron Silver

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 12 Apr 2013
Chris Wood Images of Anemones and Corals We are revising the Seasearch Guide to Anemones and Corals of Britain and Ireland with a view to publishing a second editiion this spring. If anybody has good images they would like us to have a look at please send them to chris@seasearch.org.uk Pictures need to be in situ, and taken in Britain and Ireland. We are interested particularly in images showing behaviour, predation, reproductive activity and those of the following less common species (no jewel anemones please!) Sarcodictyon roseum/catenatum Epizoanthus incrustans (sand/gravel habitat) Stomphia coccinea Anthopleura thallia (rock pools/SW) Aiptaisiogeton pellucidus (tiny, shallow, SW) Haliplanella lineata (harbours, rock pools) Anemonactis mazeli (deep water) Hacampoides elongatus/abyssorum Cataphellia brodricii Caryophyllia inornata Sphenotrochus andrewianus Hoplangia durotrix There is a free copy of the guide for anybody whose pictures we use of course.

Andy Horton http://www.glaucus.org.uk/S-troglo2.htm

Nathan Jones Has this been completed now or are you still receiving pics?

Chris Wood Yes Nathan. The re-write is almost done but not gone to publishers yet so still time for new pictures, especially if they are of the rarer ones.

Message posted on Seasearch on 05 Jan 2013
David Fenwick Snr Could this be Stomphia coccinea, a pity it didn't open I know. Found attached to the underside of a rock at Marazion yesterday. It's not a species I'm familiar with.

David Fenwick Snr I should have said, about 25mm, or maybe a little more in diameter.

Andy Horton Odds on it is Sagartia elegans

Andy Horton I do not know about the dots on the stalk. The second unlikely possibility is Metridium senile.

Andy Horton Note the acontia

David Fenwick Snr Re. the 10m and below, the site at Marazion is 'extremely' sheltered and there are all sorts of things you'd not expect intertidally. Area probably best treated as a lagoon with full salinity. By the way, just got back from pooling; found my first cup corals. YIPEE.

Andy Horton Marazion is the best shore I have been to and that was in October. Not the best for sea anemones though.

David Fenwick Snr Thousands of Snakelocks, but with Gems, Beadlets, a few Red Speckled and the odd Daisy, Dahlia and Strawberry.

Andy Horton Ironic that as I thought it was a Sagartia. I have seen Snakelocks proliferation destroy a shore for interest. Notably, Hope's Nose, south Devon.

Chris Wood Images of Anemones and Corals We are revising the Seasearch Guide to Anemones and Corals of Britain and Ireland with a view to publishing a second editiion this spring. If anybody has good images they would like us to have a look at please send them to chris@seasearch.org.uk Pictures need to be in situ, and taken in Britain and Ireland. We are interested particularly in images showing behaviour, predation, reproductive activity and those of the following less common species (no jewel anemones please!) Sarcodictyon roseum/catenatum Epizoanthus incrustans (sand/gravel habitat) Stomphia coccinea Anthopleura thallia (rock pools/SW) Aiptaisiogeton pellucidus (tiny, shallow, SW) Haliplanella lineata (harbours, rock pools) Anemonactis mazeli (deep water) Hacampoides elongatus/abyssorum Cataphellia brodricii Caryophyllia inornata Sphenotrochus andrewianus Hoplangia durotrix There is a free copy of the guide for anybody whose pictures we use of course.

Wendy Northway I'll go through my hubby's photos to see if he has anything of interest Chris.

Darryl Mayer I have some of Stomphia coccinea, Mycale lingua (L Sunart, 40m), Imperial Anemone (various colours). Kirsty Jeffery has Dead Men's Fingers "birthing", I've let them know about your call.

Tony Gilbert Chris, have emailed a selection including Sarcodictyon and Epizoanthus.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 05 Jan 2013
Andy Horton British sea anemones, notably Urticina felina can be seen to inflate, detach themselves and allow themselves to be carried to new locations. This is from aquarium study in response to unsuitable environmental conditions, usually too high water temperatures with the Dahlia Anemone. .

Cynthia D. Trowbridge Anthopleura elegantissima (Pacific) does this all the time as well

Christian Skauge Do you have the Stomphia coccinea in the UK as well? This species swims as well, especially if a spiny starfish comes along...

Bernard Picton We do find them, from Northern Ireland northwards. Haven't seen any in recent years here in Northern Ireland but they were in stony, current swept habitats where we haven't been doing much diving recently. In Scotland I've seen them on shells in more sheltered, sea loch conditions.

Christian Skauge They tend to be in a little more exposed places here as well. Quite small, but very beautiful - and with really interesting behaviour.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Cnidaria on 13 Feb 2012
Andy Horton I hope you will know our Seasearch Guide to Anemones and Corals of Britain and Ireland. We have more or less run out of stock and are working on a second edition. I am trying to sort out the changes in taxonomy but we also want to include new images as digital photography has moved on so far since the first edition. There are a number of species which there seem to be few, if any records of, and a number of them are shallow water species. It occurred to me that you or members of the BMLSS might be in a position to help with images or at least tell me where they can be found and I wondered if you can help by publicising this request. The species we are particularly interested in are: Epizoanthus incrustans (sand/gravel habitat) Stomphia coccinea Anthopleura thallia (rock pools/SW) Aiptaisiogeton pellucidus (tiny, shallow, SW) Haliplanella lineata (harbours, rock pools) other name Diadumene luciae Anemonactis mazeli (deep water) Hacampoides elongatus/abyssorum Cataphellia brodricii Caryophyllia inornata Sphenotrochus andrewianus (free living coral) Hoplangia durotrix Anybody who supplies images we use will get a free copy of the book and the picture acknowledged of course. I hope you can help and look forward to hearing from you Chris Wood National Seasearch Coordinator

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Cnidaria (Phylum)
    Anthozoa (Class)
      Hexacorallia (Subclass)
        Actiniaria (Order)
          Nyantheae (Suborder)
            Thenaria (Infraorder)
              Mesomyaria (Superfamily)
                Actinostolidae (Family)
                  Stomphia (Genus)
                    Stomphia coccinea (Species)
Associated Species