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   Daisy Anemone 
 
Daisy Anemone (Photograph by Andy Horton)
Common Name(s):
  Daisy Anemone
Scientific Name:
   Cereus pedunculatus
Family:
Usual Size:  cm 
                           Photograph by Andy Horton
Identification:

Despite its sometimes bright colouration, the Daisy Anemone is often well camouflaged and can be hard to spot.

Biomar Information

Daisy Anemone at at La Valette on Guernsey's east coast (Photograph by Richard Lord)

Similar species: Sagartia troglodytes,  Sagartia elegans
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Additional Notes:
This sea anemone emits acontia when disturbed.

Contains zooxanthellae. 

Reports:
Specimen discovered from the Isle of Wight near Cowes by Luke Richards.

This sea anemone has been discovered once on Worthing beach  by Andy Horton.

29-30 July 2002
The Daisy Anemone, Cereus pedunculatus, has been discovered and photographed by Paul Parsons off the outfall pipe near Brooklands boating lake. I (Andy Horton) have discovered this sea anemone (that contains symbiotic algae) on Worthing beach on one memorable occasion, but at the moment this seems the most easterly discovery of this sea anemone on the northern English Channel coast and shallow seas. 
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Adur Nature Notes

1 August 2004

This purplish coloured ones were Cereus from the beach between Worthing and Lancing, Sussex.

Cornwall:

Specimen photographed by Trevie Opie in the Carnsew Pool, near Hayle.

Daisy Anemone swallowing the discarded shell of a  Hairy Hermit Crab, Pagurus cuanensis. The shell contained eggs.

Information wanted: Please send any records of this sea anemone, with location, date, who discovered it, how it was identified, prevalence, common name and any other details to 
Shorewatch Project EMail Glaucus@hotmail.com. 
All messages will receive a reply. 
 
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