Very special thanks for the first photo of Capnea sanguinea to Sue Scott fron Scottland!
Description: This burrowing anemone has a very wide base; the column is divided into scapus and narrow capitulum, with a parapet and fosse. The tentacles are very short, ending in rounded, variably shaped knobs, up to about 150 in number. Size up to about 70mm across base. The colour is red, yellow or purplish, often blotched with other colours, disc and tentacles sometimes grey, white or brownish. Able to rapidly retract disc and tentacles.
Found buried in sand, gravel or maerl, with the broad base acting as an anchor. Occasional on lower shore or offshore to several hundred metres depth. An uncommon species.
Source: Habitas (http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=D11860)
Aureliana heterocera (Thompson, 1853)
Aureliania augusta Gosse, 1860
Aureliania heterocera (Thompson, 1853)
Aureliania regalis Andres, 1883
Corynactis heterocera Thompson, 1853
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Actiniaria (Order) > Enthemonae (Suborder) > Actinioidea (Superfamily) > Capneidae (Family) > Capnea (Genus) > Capnea sanguinea (Species)