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Aulactinia verrucosa

(Pennant, 1777)


Marco Faasse Anthopleura thallia or Aulactinia verrucosa? : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=240423339331863&set=a.240422209331976.60050.112028422171356&type=3&theater

Marco Faasse Other photo: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=240423742665156&set=a.240422209331976.60050.112028422171356&type=3&theater

Marco Faasse I was considering to go there because I was convinced this was Anthopleura thallia, which I would like to see. Now I have serious doubts. I'll go up north and search for Bolocera and Gonactinia instead.

Bernard Picton I think these are Aulactinia verrucosa (previously known as Bunodactis verrucosa). http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/photo.asp?item=aulver

Andy Horton I would go for Bunodactis verrucosa. That's because although I knew the new name I am still stuck with the old one.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Cnidaria on 14 Mar 2012
Becky Hitchin Easy request (I hope) - has anyone got a side-on photo of Aulactinia verrucosa - so showing the column and tentacles, not just the normal overhead view of the tentacles? I'm trying to see the shape that the tentacles form as they come out of the column. Thanks!

Message posted on NE Atlantic Cnidaria on 01 Aug 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Cnidaria (Phylum)
    Anthozoa (Class)
      Hexacorallia (Subclass)
        Actiniaria (Order)
          Nyantheae (Suborder)
            Thenaria (Infraorder)
              Endomyaria (Superfamily)
                Actiniidae (Family)
                  Aulactinia (Genus)
                    Aulactinia verrucosa (Species)
Associated Species