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Bunodactis 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
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Cnidaria (Phylum)
    Anthozoa (Class)
      Hexacorallia (Subclass)
        Actiniaria (Order)
          Nyantheae (Suborder)
            Thenaria (Infraorder)
              Endomyaria (Superfamily)
                Actiniidae (Family)
                  Bunodactis (Genus)
                    Bunodactis verrucosa (Species)
Associated Species