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Diadumene luciae

(Verrill, 1898)

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

Animalia (Kingdom)
  Cnidaria (Phylum)
    Anthozoa (Class)
      Hexacorallia (Subclass)
        Actiniaria (Order)
          Nyantheae (Suborder)
            Thenaria (Infraorder)
              Acontiaria (Superfamily)
                Diadumenidae (Family)
                  Diadumene (Genus)
                    Diadumene luciae (Species)
Associated Species