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Cnidarians       176 Species found
Jellyfish
Aurelia aurita Distribution

Moon jellyfish
Ohrenqualle
Oorkwal
Aurélie
Medusa de cuatro ojos
Pota marina
The tropical Atlantic
The temperate Atlantic
The tropical Pacific
The Red Sea
The Indian Ocean
The Mediterranean
Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 6 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 400 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Cassiopea frondosa Distribution

    Upside-down jellyfish
    Sandqualle
    Zandkwal
    Méduse de sable
    Medusa invertida
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 0 and 8 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 250 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Cassiopea xamachana Distribution

    Mangrove upside-doxn jellyfish
    Mangrovenqualle
    Mangrovekwal
    Cassiopée de mangrove
    Medusa invertida de manglares
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 0 and 15 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 300 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Cassiopea andromeda Distribution

    Upside-down jellyfish
    Mangrovequalle
    Cassiopée
    Medusa invertida
    Medusa cassiopea / andromeda
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 0 and 15 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 300 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Cephea cephea Distribution

    Cauliflower jellyfish
    Warzenqualle
    Méduse chou-fleur mauve
    Medusa corona
    Medusa corona
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 15 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 150 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Chrysaora quinquecirrha Distribution

    Sea nettle
    Kompassqualle
    Zeebrandnetel
    Ortie de mer
    Ortiga de mar;Agua mala
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 25 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 25 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Chrysaora hysoscella Distribution

    Compass jellyfish
    Kompassqualle
    Kompaskwal
    Méduse rayonnée
    Aguamar
    Medusa bruna
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 350 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is irritant

  • Cotylorhiza tuberculata Distribution

    Egg Jellyfish
    Knollen
    Spiegeleikwal
    Méduse œuf au plat
    Aguacuajada
    Cassiopea
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 350 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Cyanea lamarcki Distribution

    Blue hair jellyfish
    Blaue Nesselqualle
    Blauwe haarkwal
    Cyanée de Lamarck
    Medusa orticante azul
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 300 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is very irritant

  • Linuche unguiculata Distribution

    Sea thimble
    Fingerhutqualle
    Zeevingerhoed
    Méduse dé à coudre
    Dedal de mar
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 3 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 20 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Pelagia noctiluca Distribution

    Pink jellyfish
    Leuchtqualle
    Parelkwal
    Pélagie
    Medusa luminiscente
    Medusa noctiluca
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1400 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 17 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 170 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is very irritant

  • Physalia physalis Distribution

    Portuguese man-of-war
    Portugiesische Galeere
    Portugees oorlogsschip
    Physalie
    Navío portugués
    Caravella portoghese
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The animal is found on the surface
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 1000 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 200 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is very irritant

  • Rhizostoma pulmo Distribution

    Rhizostome
    Blumenkohlqualle
    Longkwal
    Rhizostome
    Aguamar
    Polmone di mare
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1000 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Stomolophus meleagris Distribution

    Cannonball jelly
    Kanonenkugel-Qualle
    Kanonskogelkwal
    Méduse montgolfière
    Medusa bala de cañón
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 6 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 180 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Thysanostoma loriferum Distribution

    Purple jellyfish
    Rosa Zigarrenqualle
    Méduse violette
    Medusa frambuesa
    Medusa tisanostoma
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1000 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 200 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Sea Rods
    Acabaria biserialis Distribution

    Red sea fan
    Gitter - Gorgonie/Verzweigte Knotenkoralle
    Gorgone éventail rouge
    Abanico de mar reticulado
    Gorgonia striata
    The Red Sea
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 10 and 60 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 80 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Alcyonium acaule Distribution

    Mediterranean sea-finger
    Mittelmeer-Meerhand
    Middellandse Zee-dodemansduim
    Alcyon méditerranéen
    Mano de muerte mediterraneo
    Mano di San Piero mediterraneo
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 12 and 135 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 5 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Animal with slow growth
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Alcyonium digitatum Distribution

    Dead men’s fingers
    Bastardschwamm
    Dodemansduim
    Alcyon jaune
    Mano de muerte
    Mano di morto
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 5 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Animal with slow growth
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Alcyonium glomeratum Distribution

    Red dead man’s fingers
    Rote Meerhand
    Rode Dodemansduim
    Alcyon rouge
    Mano de muerto roja
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 10 and 50 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Annella mollis Distribution

    Giant sea fan
    Rotmeer Riesengorgonie
    Gorgone géante
    Gorgonia gigante del Mar Rojo
    Ventaglio di mare gigante
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 10 and 50 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 200 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).

  • Briareum asbestinum Distribution

    Corky sea finger
    Seefinger
    Zeevingers
    Doigts de mer
    Dedos de mar
    Alcionario
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 60 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Carijoa riiseii Distribution

    White telesto;snowflake coral
    Weisser Telesto
    Witte telesto
    Télesto blanc
    Telesto blanco
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species can be found between 0 and 60 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Corallium rubrum Distribution

    Red Coral
    Luft koralle
    Bloedkoraal
    Corail rouge
    Coral rojo
    Corallo rosso
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 2 and 400 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 5 mm
  • Animal with slow growth
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).

  • Dendronephthya hemprichi Distribution

    Prickly alcyonarian
    Stachelige Pracht-koralle
    Alcyonaire translucide
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 100 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 70 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Ellisella elongata Distribution

    Long sea whip
    Lange Seepeitsche
    Zeezweep
    Gorgone balai étirée
    Látigo de mar
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 20 and 500 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 150 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Eunicea sp Distribution

    Knobby sea rod
    Knorrige See-Rute
    Knobbelgorgoon
    Gorgone noueuse
    Vara de mar
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Eunicella cavolinii Distribution

    Yellow gorgonian
    Gelbe Fächerkoralle
    Geel hoornkoraal
    Gorgone jaune
    Gorgonia amarilla
    Gorgonia gallia
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 150 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 3 mm
  • Animal with slow growth
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Eunicella singularis Distribution

    White gorgonian
    weiße Fächerkoralle
    Wit hoornkoraal
    Gorgone blanche
    Gorgonia blanca
    Gorgonia bianca
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 60 Meters
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 60 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 4 mm
  • Animal with medium growth
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).

  • Eunicella verrucosa Distribution

    Pink sea fan
    Warzige Fächerkoralle
    Zeewaaier
    Gorgone verruqueuse
    Gorgonia blanca
    Gorgonia verrucosa
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 200 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 80 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Animal with slow growth
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Gorgonia ventalina Distribution

    Common sea fan
    Gemeine Gorgonie
    Zeewaaier
    Eventail de mer commun
    Abanico común
    Gorgonia a ventaglio
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 180 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Gorgonia flabellum Distribution

    Venus sea fan, Bahamian sea fan
    Venusfächer
    Venus-zeewaaier
    Eventail de Vénus
    Abanico de Venus
    Violacea gorgonia a ventaglio
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 1 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Gorgonia mariae Distribution

    wide-mesh sea fan
    Große Masche Gorgonie
    Grote maas zeewaaier
    Eventail de mer à grandes mailles
    Abanico a gran malla
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Iciligorgia schrammi Distribution

    Deepwater sea fan
    Tiefsee-Gorgonie
    Rossige diepwatergorgoon
    Gorgone rousse des tombants
    Gorgonia del alto
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 10 and 400 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 120 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Junceella juncea Distribution

    Delicate sea whip
    Peitschen - Gorgonie
    Zweepkoraal
    Fouet d emer
    Coral latigo
    Gorgonia rossa
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 10 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 200 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Litophyton arboreum Distribution

    brocoli soft coral
    Brokkoli-Lederkoralle
    Alcyonaire arborescent
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 25 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 80 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Muriceopsis flavida Distribution

    Rough sea plume
    Unregelmäßig Gefiederte Gorgonie
    Onregelmatige gevederde gorgoon
    Gorgone plume irrégulière
    Gorgonia pluma irregular
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 80 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Paramuricea clavata Distribution

    Purple gorgonian
    Rote Gorgonie
    Roodpaars hoornkoraal
    Gorgone pourpre
    Gorgonia roja
    Gorgonia rossa
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 7 and 110 Meters
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 8 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Animal with medium growth
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Pennatula phosphorea Distribution

    Sea-pen
    Seefeder
    Zeever
    Plume de mer
    Pennatula
    Pennatula
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 10 and 100 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 25 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Plexaura flexuosa Distribution

    Bent sea rod
    Mehrfach Gegabelte Gorgonie
    Gegaffelde gorgoon
    Gorgone dichotome
    Varilla de mar
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 40 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 0 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Plexaura homomalla Distribution

    Black sea rod
    Schwarze See-Rute
    Zwarte gorgoon
    Gorgone arborescente noire
    Gorgonia negra
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 70 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.

  • Plexaurella spp. Distribution

    Slit-pore sea rod
    Schlitzporige See-Rute
    Spleetporie-gorgoon
    Gorgone à pores en forme de fente
    Gorgonia de poros rasgados
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 55 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pseudoplexaura spp Distribution

    Porous sea rod
    Porige See-Rute
    Poreuze gorgoon
    Gorgone poreuse
    Gorgonia porosa
    Gorgonia caraibica
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 225 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Pseudopterogorgia acerosa Distribution

    Purple sea plume
    Trockener Federbusch
    Droge zeepluim
    Plume de mer sèche
    Pluma de mar seca
    Gorgonie piumosa
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 180 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pseudopterogorgia spp. Distribution

    Sea plume
    Seefeder-bush
    Zeepluim
    Plume de mer
    Pluma de mar
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 55 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 200 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pterogorgia anceps Distribution

    Angular sea whip
    Winkelseepeitsche
    Hoekige zeeveter
    Lacet de mer anguleux
    Cordón de mar anguloso
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 4 and 22 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.

  • Pterogorgia guadalupensis Distribution

    Grooved-blade sea whip
    Blattartige See-Peitsche
    Gegroefde zeeveter
    Lacet de mer rainuré
    Cordón de mar ranurado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 1 and 20 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 60 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Rumphella aggregata Distribution

    Branching sea plume
    Busch - Gorgonie
    Gorgone cornée
    Gorgonia escoba marrón
    Gorgonia marrone
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sarcophyton sp Distribution

    Leather coral
    Alcyonaire champignon
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 80 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sinularia polydactyla Distribution

    Finger Leather Coral
    Pumpende Weichkoralle
    Corail cuir digité
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Swiftia exserta Distribution

    Red polyp octocoral
    Rot Tiefsee-Gorgonie
    Rode diepwatergorgoon
    Gorgone rouge des profondeurs
    Gorgonia roja de las profundidades
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 15 and 90 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 45 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Thesea nivea Distribution

    White eye sea spray
    Weißer Auge Seespray
    Witte oog schoof zee
    Gerbe de mer à points blancs
    Gavilla de mar en puntos blancos
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 25 and 400 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 45 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • virgularia mirabilis Distribution

    Sea pens
    Seefeder
    Slanke zeeveer
    Plume élégante
    Pluma de mar
    Penne di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 10 and 400 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 60 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Xenia umbellata Distribution

    Umbrella xenia
    Pumpende Straussenkoralle
    Corail à polypes battants
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 3 and 15 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Hydroids
    Aglaophenia sp Distribution

    Sea-fern
    Federpolyp
    Veerhydroïd
    Plumulaire
    Plumularia
    Plumularia
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 15 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Aglaophenia tubulifera Distribution

    Sea-fern
    Federpolyp
    Veerhydroïd
    Plumulaire
    Plumularia
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 80 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 7 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Antenella sp Distribution

    Antenella
    Antenella
    Antenella
    Antenelle
    Antenella
    Antenella
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 5 and 1200 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 3 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Cnidoscyphus marginatus Distribution

    Unbranched hydroid
    Unverzweigte Hydroide
    Onvertakte hydroïde
    Hydraire non ramifié
    Hidroidea no ramificada
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 2 and 45 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 10 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Eudendrium rameum Distribution

    Tree-hydroid
    Bäumchenpolyp
    Boompjeshydroïd
    Hydraire dendriforme
    Eudendrium
    Eudendrio
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 5 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Gymnangium speciosum Distribution

    Feather hydroid
    Federförmige Hydrozoe
    Veer-hydroïde
    Hydraire-plume
    Hidroidea pluma
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 5 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Gymnangium montagui Distribution

    Golden sea-fern
    Goldfederpolyp
    Gouden veerhydroïd
    Plume d'or
    Plumularia de oro
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 15 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Halecium halecium Distribution

    Herring-bone hydroid
    Fiederzweigpolyp
    Haringgraat
    Hydraire petit sapin
    Abeto de mar pequeño
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 1300 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 25 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Halocordyle disticha Distribution

    Sea-nettle
    Seebrennessel
    Zeebrandnetel
    Ortie de mer
    Ortiga de mar
    Ortica di mare
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 10 and 30 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is irritant

  • Macrorhyncha robusta Distribution

    Stinging bush hydroid
    Buschige hydrozoe
    Stekende struik-hydroïde
    Hydraire-buisson urticant
    Hidroidea arbusto urticante
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 6 and 35 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 24 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is very irritant

  • Millepora alcicornis Distribution

    Branching fire-coral
    Verzweigte Feuerkoralle
    Vertakt brandkoraal
    Corail de feu ramifié
    Coral de fuego ramificado
    Corallo di fuoco
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 45 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Millepora complanata Distribution

    Plate fire-coral
    Blattförmige Feuerkoralle
    Plaat-brandkoraal
    Corail de feu en plaques
    Hoja de fuego
    Corallo di fuoco
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 0 and 15 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Millepora dichotoma Distribution

    Ramified fire-coral
    Gitter-Feuerkoralle
    Corail de feu ramifié
    Coral de fuego ramificado
    Corallo di fuoco
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is very irritant

  • Millepora platyphylla Distribution

    Plate fire-coral
    Platten-Feuerkoralle
    Corail de feu en plaques
    Coral de fuego plato
    Corallo di fuoco
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 0 and 25 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 70 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is very irritant

  • Nemertesia antennina Distribution

    Sea beard
    Antennepolyp
    Zeespriet
    Hydraire-antenne
    Hidroideoantena
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 100 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Ralpharia gorgoniae Distribution

    Solitary gorgonian hydroid
    Fächerkorallen-Hydrozoe
    Gorgoon-hydroïde
    Hydraire des gorgones
    Hidroidea de gorgonias
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Generally, the species is attached to another cnidarian
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 4 and 25 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 3 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is irritant

  • Sertularella speciosa Distribution

    Branching hydroid
    Verzweigte Hydrozoe
    Vertakte hydroïde
    Hydraire ramifié
    Hidroidea ramificada
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 10 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 15 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sertularella sp Distribution

    Sea-oak
    Zwergmoos
    Zee-eik
    Sertularelle
    Sertularella
    Sertularella
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 6 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Sertularella polyzonias Distribution

    Great tooth hydroid
    Zwergmoos
    Zee-eik
    Sertularella
    Sertularella
    Sertularella
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 5 and 20 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 7 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Stylaster roseus Distribution

    Rose lace-coral
    Rosa Spitzen-Koralle
    Roze kantkoraal
    Corail dentelle
    Coral rosa
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 10 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Tamarisca tamarisca Distribution

    Sea tamarind
    See-Tamarinde
    Zeetamarinde
    Tamaris de mer
    Tamaris de mar
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 250 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 60 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Thyroscyphus ramosus Distribution

    Algae hydroid
    Algenartige Hydrozoe
    Alg-hydroïde
    Hydraire-algue
    Hidroidea-alga
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 45 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 15 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sea anemones
    Actinia equina Distribution

    Beadlet anemone
    Pferdeaktinie
    Paardeanemoon
    Tomate de mer
    Tomate de mar
    Pomodoro di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 8 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 60 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Actinia fragacea Distribution

    Strawberry anemone
    Aardbeianemoon
    Anémone fraise
    Fragola di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 100 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Actinodendron arboreum Distribution

    Stout hells-fire anemone
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 500 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Actinothoe sphyrodeta Distribution

    Daisy anemone
    Schlangenharrose
    Weduweroosje
    Anémone marguerite
    Attinia bianca
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 30 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Adamsia palliata Distribution

    Cloak anemone
    Mantelacktinie
    Mantelanemoon
    Anémone manteau
    Anémona comensal
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 0 and 200 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 100 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Aiptasia tagetes Distribution

    Pale anemone
    Blasse Anemone
    Glasanemoon
    Anémone pâle
    Anémona pálida
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 33 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 55 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Aiptasia mutabilis Distribution

    Trumpet anemone
    Grüne Aiptasie
    Groene glasanemoon
    Aiptasie verte
    Aiptasia verde
    Anemone bruno
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 100 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Aiptasia diaphana Distribution

    Yellow Aiptasia
    Gelbe Aiptasie
    Gele glasanemoon
    Aiptasie jaune
    Aiptasia amarilla
    Aiptasia gialla
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 2 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 50 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Alicia mirabilis Distribution

    Berried anemone
    Wunder Anemone
    Alicia
    Alicia
    Alicia
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 400 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Anemonia viridis Distribution

    Snake-locks anemone
    Wachsrose
    Wasroos
    Anémone verte
    Actinia comun
    Anemone capelli di serpe
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 200 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.

  • Bartholomea annulata Distribution

    Corkscrew anemone
    Korkenzieher-Anemone
    Kurkentrekker-anemoon
    Anémone tire-bouchon
    Anémona sacacorchos
    Attinia ad anelli
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 2 and 45 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 200 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Bunodosoma granulifera Distribution

    Red warty anemone
    Rote Warzeanemone
    Wratachtige rode anemoon
    Anémone rouge verruqueuse
    Anémona roja verrugosa
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 100 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.

  • Calliactis tricolor Distribution

    Hitchhicking anemone
    Trampenanemone
    Liftanemoon
    Anémone des symbiotes
    Anémona de Ermitaño
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 10 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 60 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Calliactis parasitica Distribution

    Hermit anemone
    Einsiedler-seerose
    Heremietanemoon
    Anémone parasite
    Anémona del ermitaño
    Attinia del paguro
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 3 and 130 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 40 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Cereus pedunculatus Distribution

    Daisy anemone
    Sonnenrose
    Zonneroosje
    Anémone solaire
    Actinia solar
    Anemonia solare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 80 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 12 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Ceriantheomorphe brasiliensis Distribution

    Giant tube-dwelling anemone
    Riesig Zylinderrose
    Reusachtig buisanemoon
    Cérianthe géante
    Ceriantario gigante
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 5 and 20 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 300 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Cerianthus sp Distribution

    Tube anemone
    Zylinderrose
    Kokeranemoon
    Cérianthe
    Anémona tubulada
    The tropical Pacific
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 100 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Cerianthus membranaceus Distribution

    Tube anemone
    Grosse Zylinderrose
    Kokeranemone
    Grand cérianthe
    Cerianto grande
    Cerianto
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 400 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Condylactis gigantea Distribution

    Giant anemone
    Riesen-Anemone
    Caribische reuzenanemoon
    Anémone géante
    Anémona gigante
    Attinia gigante della sabbia
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 320 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Condylactis aurantiaca Distribution

    Golden anemone
    Goldfarbige Seerose
    Gouden zeeroos
    Anémone soleil
    Anemona dorada
    Attinia di rena
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 5 and 80 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 250 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Corynactis viridis Distribution

    Jewel-anemone
    Juwelenanemone
    Juweelanemoon
    Anémone-bijou
    Actinia piedra preciosa
    Attinia gioiello
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 15 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Cribrinopsis crassa Distribution

    Fat anemone
    Fleischanemone
    Dikke anemoon
    Anémone charnue
    Actinia gorda
    Attinia grossa
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 80 Meters
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 100 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is irritant

  • Entacmaea quadricolor Distribution

    Bulb-tentacle sea anemone
    Blasenanemone
    Blaas anemoon
    Anémone à bouts renflés
    Anémona burbuja
    Attinia a fiasco
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 40 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 400 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Epicystis crucifer Distribution

    Beaded anemone
    Rosenkranz-Anemone
    Kralenanemoon
    Anémone perlée
    Anémona-rosario
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 2 and 10 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 150 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Epizoanthus couchii Distribution

    Brown encrusting anemone
    Braune Krustenanemone
    Bruine korstanemoon
    Anémone encroûtante brune
    Actinia encostrante marron
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 5 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Heteractis magnifica Distribution

    Magnificent sea anemone
    Prachtanemone
    Witte symbiose anemoon
    Anémone magnifique
    Anémona magnifica
    Attinia dal piede rosso
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1000 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Heteractis aurora Distribution

    Beaded sea anemone
    Glasperlenanemone
    Parelanemoon
    Anémone collier de perles
    Anémona perla de cristal
    Anemone a perline
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 0 and 25 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 40 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 400 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Lebrunia coralligens Distribution

    Hidden anemone
    Versteckte Anemone
    Verborgen anemone
    Anémone secrète
    Anémona secreta
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Generally, the species is attached to another cnidarian
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 1 and 12 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 80 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant

  • Metridium senile Distribution

    Plumose anemone
    Seenelke
    Zeeanjelier
    Œillet de mer
    Actinia plumosa
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 150 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Palythoa sp Distribution

    Sea mats
    Krustenanemone
    Korstanemoon
    Zoanthaire encroûtant
    Zoantario incrustante
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 3 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 7 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Parazoanthus axinellae Distribution

    Yellow encrusting anemone
    Gelbe Krusteanemone
    Gele korstanemoon
    Anémone encroûtante jaune
    Actinia encrostante amarilla
    Margherita di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 1 and 200 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 0 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 10 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Ricordea florida Distribution

    Florida corallimorph
    Florida-Korallenanemone
    Florida-koraalanemoon
    Corallimorphaire de Floride
    Coralimorfo de Florida
    Ricordea
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 45 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 80 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Sagartia elegans Distribution

    Sagartia anemone
    Tangrose
    Sierlijke slibanemoon
    Sagartie élégante
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 0 and 50 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 60 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Sagartiogeton undatus Distribution

    Small snakelocks anemone
    Sagartiogeton
    Weduweroos
    Sagartiogeton
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 60 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Stichodactyla helianthus Distribution

    Sun anemone
    Sonnenanemone
    Caribische tapijtanemoon
    Anémone solaire
    Anémona solar
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 10 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 170 mm
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Stichodactyla haddoni Distribution

    Haddon's sea anemone
    Teppichanemone
    Anemoon van Haddon
    Anémone de Haddon
    Anémona de Haddon
    Anemone di Haddon
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 3 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 80 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 800 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with one or more fishes
  • Lives in partnership with one or more crustaceans
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Urticina felina Distribution

    Dahlia anemone
    Seedahlie
    Zeedahlia
    Dahlia de mer
    Dalia de Mar
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 200 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Zoanthus pulchellus Distribution

    Mat zoanthid
    Graue Krusten-anemone
    Tapijtkorstanemoon
    Zoanthaire tapis
    Zoantario alfombra
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 2 and 20 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 12 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Corals
    Acropora cervicornis Distribution

    Staghorn coral
    Hirschgeweih-Koralle
    Geweikoraal
    Acropore bois-de-cerf
    Coral cuerno de ciervo
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 55 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 300 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1 mm
  • Animal with fast growth
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Acropora palmata Distribution

    Elkhorn coral
    Elchgeweih Koralle
    Elandsgeweikoraal
    Acropore bois d'élan
    Coral cuerno de arce
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 0 and 18 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 400 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Acropora humilis Distribution

    Finger-acropora
    Kleine Tischkoralle
    Acropore digitiforme
    Acrópora digitiforme
    Acropora verde delle Fiji
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 15 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 80 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 2 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Acropora pharaonis Distribution

    Giant table coral
    Pharao - Geweihkoralle
    Acropore tabulaire géant
    Coral mesa gigante
    Corallo tavolo
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 500 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Agaricia agaricites Distribution

    Lettuce coral
    Salatblatt-Koralle
    Slakoraal
    Corail-laitue
    Coral lechuga
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species can be found between 0 and 50 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 80 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Agaricia grahamae Distribution

    Graham's sheet coral
    Graham-Salatkoralle
    Graham's plaatkoraal
    Corail à feuilles de Graham
    Coral laminado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 10 and 80 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 150 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Agaricia undata Distribution

    Scroll coral
    Eingerollte Koralle
    Spiraal-plaatkoraal
    Corail-plaque spiralé
    Coral enroscado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 15 and 85 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 180 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Agaricia tenuifolia Distribution

    Thin leaf lettuce coral
    Dünnblättrige Salatblatt-Koralle
    Dun bladkoraal
    Corail à feuilles minces
    Coral de cintas
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 300 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Agaricia lamarcki Distribution

    Whitestar sheet coral
    Lamarck-Salatkoralle
    Lamarck's plaat-koraal
    Agarice de lamarck
    Coral hoja de Lamarck
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 50 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 180 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Astreopora myriophthalma Distribution

    Porous star coral
    Sternkorallen
    Acropore astréopora
    Coral estrella poroso
    Corallo fiore
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 3 and 20 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 70 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 4 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Balanophyllia europaea Distribution

    Scarlet coral
    Warzenkoralle
    Varkenstandkoraal
    Dent de cochon
    Coral taza
    Madrepora solitaria
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 40 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Cladocora caespitosa Distribution

    Cladocora
    Rasenkoralle
    Cladocore
    Madrépora mediterránea
    Madrepora pagnotta
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 5 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Colpophyllia natans Distribution

    Giant brain coral
    Riesen-Hirnkoralle
    Reuzenhersenkoraal
    Corail cerveau géant
    Coral cerebro gigante
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 60 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 220 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 0 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Ctenactis crassa Distribution

    Elongated mushroom coral
    Grobe Pilzkoralle
    Corail-champignon à rayons
    Coral hongo
    Corallo fungo
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 48 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 48 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Dendrogyra cylindrus Distribution

    Pillar coral
    Säulenkoralle
    Zuil koraal
    Corail cierge
    Coral de columnas;Coral catedral
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 350 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Dendrophyllia ramea Distribution

    Yellow tree-coral
    Gelbe Baumkoralle
    Bloomkoraal
    Madréporaire arborescent
    Madrepora arborescente
    Madrepora arborescente
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 30 and 1500 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 4 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Dichocoenia stokesi Distribution

    Elliptical star coral
    Stern-Ellipsen Koralle
    Elliptisch ster-koraal
    Corail à étoiles elliptiques
    Coral de cálices largos
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 4 and 80 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 50 cm
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Diploria strigosa Distribution

    Common brain coral
    Gemeine Hirnkoralle
    Hersenkoraal
    Corail-cerveau commun
    Coral cerebro liso
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 45 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 180 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 0 mm
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Diploria clivosa Distribution

    Knobby brain coral
    Knorrige Hirnkoralle
    Knobbelig hersenkoraal
    Corail cerveau bosselé
    Coral cerebro tuberoso
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 45 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 120 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 5 mm
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Diploria labyrinthiformis Distribution

    Grooved brain coral
    Labyrinth-Hirnkoralle
    Doolhofhersenkoraal
    Corail cerveau labyrinthe
    Coral cerebro surcado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 120 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 3 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Eusmilia fastigiata Distribution

    Smooth flower coral
    Blumen-Koralle
    Bloemkoraal
    Corail fleur
    Coral ramillete
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 1 and 65 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 60 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 30 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Favia fragum Distribution

    Golfball coral
    Golfballkoralle
    Golfbalkoraal
    Corail balle de golf
    Cupulita de coral;Bola de golf
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 4 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 7 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Favia favus Distribution

    Head coral
    Knopf-Koralle
    Favia vrai
    Coral mosaico
    Corallo mosaico
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 12 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Favia stelligera Distribution

    Knob coral
    Kleine Sterkoralle
    Favia étoilée
    Coral estrellado
    Corallo a stella
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 8 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Favia lacuna Distribution

    Lacuna coral
    olivfarbene Steinkoralle
    Madréporaire lacune
    Coral brecha
    Favia giallo-verde
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 120 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Galaxea fascicularis Distribution

    Crystal coral
    RasenKoralle
    Sterkeltjeskoraal
    corail piquant
    Coral galaxia
    Madrepora erbosa
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 500 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 15 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Goniastrea edwardsi Distribution

    Lesser star coral
    Edwards Sternkoralle
    Corail étoilé
    Estrella de coral
    Madrepora comune
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Goniopora planulata Distribution

    Flowerpot coral
    Krustige Margaritenkoralle
    Corail margueritte
    Coral maceta
    Corallo margherita
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Isophyllia sinuosa Distribution

    sinuous cactus coral
    Gewellte Kaktuskoralle
    Bochtig cactuskoraal
    Corail-cactus sinueux
    Coral cacto sinuoso
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Leptopsammia pruvoti Distribution

    Sunset Cup Coral
    Gelbe Steinkoralle
    Geel steenkoraal
    Corail jaune solitaire
    Madrépora amarilla
    Madrepora gialla
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 5 and 70 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 30 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Leptoseris yabei Distribution

    Porcelain corail
    Septen - Koralle
    Corail porcelaine
    Coral incrustante laminar
    Corallo ventaglio
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 6 and 20 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lobophyllia hemprichii Distribution

    Largebrain root coral
    Gefaltete Becherkoralle
    Corail denté
    Coral cerebro lobulado
    Madrepora cervello largo
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 6 and 40 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 500 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 50 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Madracis mirabilis Distribution

    Yellow pencil coral
    Gelbpinsel-Koralle
    Geel vingerkoraal
    Corail digité jaune
    Coral cerillas
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 1 and 65 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 120 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 2 mm
  • Animal with fast growth
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Madracis formosa Distribution

    Eight-ray finger coral
    Achtstrahlige Finger-Koralle
    Vingerknobbbel-koraal
    Corail digité à huit septes
    Coral Cacto
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 20 and 70 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 150 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 2 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Meandrina meandrites Distribution

    Maze coral
    Irrgarten-Koralle
    Doolhofkoraal
    Méandrine
    Coral cerebro ondulado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 70 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 90 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 10 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Montastrea cavernosa Distribution

    Great star coral, Large star coral
    Grosse Sternkoralle
    Grof sterkoraal
    Corail montagneux
    Coral cavernoso
    Corallo stellato caraibico
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 100 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 250 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 15 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Montastrea annularis Distribution

    Boulder star coral
    Block-Sternkoralle
    Kinderhoofdjeskoraal
    Corail montagneux à petits polypes;Corail étoilé massif
    Coral montañoso
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 300 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 3 mm
  • The form of the animal can vary greatly
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Mussa angulosa Distribution

    Spiny flower coral
    Stachelige Blumenkoralle
    Stekelig bloemkoraal
    Corail fleur épineux
    Coral florido
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 2 and 60 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 60 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 100 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Mycetophyllia ferox Distribution

    Rough cactus coral
    Rauhe Kaktuskoralle
    Ruw zwamkoraal
    Corail cactus rugueux
    Coral hongo surcado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 10 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 60 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Oculina tenella Distribution

    Delicate ivory bush coral
    Zarte Elfenbeinerne Busch-Koralle
    Fijne ivoren struik koraal
    Oculine délicate
    coral arbusto delicado de marfil
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 18 and 76 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 12 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 3 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Oculina diffusa Distribution

    Diffuse ivory bush coral
    Verbreitet Elfenbeinerne Busch-Koralle
    Verward ivoren struik koraal
    Oculine diffuse
    Coral arbusto difuso de marfil
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 6 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant

  • Pachyseris speciosa Distribution

    Castle coral
    RinnenKoralle
    Pachyséris lamellaire
    castillo de Coral
    Corallo laminare
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 4 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 300 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Parazoanthus swiftii Distribution

    Golden zoanthid
    Goldene Krustenanemone
    Gouden sponskorstanemoon
    Zoanthaire des éponges doré
    Zoantario de esponjas dorado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 2 and 45 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 10 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 5 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Platygyra daedalea Distribution

    Maze brain coral
    Gemeine Hirnkoralle
    Corail cerveau dédale
    Coral cerebro verde
    Madrepora cervello
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 100 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Plerogyra sinuosa Distribution

    Bubble coral
    Blasenkorallen
    Corail à bulles sinueux
    Coral burbuja
    Corallo a bolle
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 3 and 45 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 200 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 30 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is slightly irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pocillopora damicornis Distribution

    Cauliflower coral
    Himbeerkoralle
    corail chou-fleur
    Coral coliflor
    Madrepora lampone
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 50 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pocillopora verrucosa Distribution

    Rasp coral
    Buschkoralle
    Corail framboise
    Coral verrugoso
    Madrepora lampone
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 40 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Porites porites Distribution

    Finger coral
    Finger-Koralle
    Vingerkoraal
    Corail digité
    Coral digitado romo
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 55 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 150 cm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Porites lutea Distribution

    Mountain coral
    Gelbe Rotmeerkoralle
    Corail poreux montagneux
    Coral montículo
    Madrepora viola
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 35 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 700 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 2 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Seriatopora hystrix Distribution

    Needle Coral
    Dornige Buschkoralle
    Corail-aiguille
    Coral nido de pajaro
    Corallo nido di uccello
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Siderastrea siderea Distribution

    Massive starlet coral
    Sternchenkoralle
    Glad sterretjeskoraal
    Corail lisse à petites étoiles
    Coral de estrellitas liso
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 80 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 180 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 4 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Stylophora pistillata Distribution

    Finger coral
    Griffel - Buschkoralle
    Corail digitiforme
    Coral pata de gato
    Corallo dito
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 0 and 15 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 1 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Trachyphyllia geoffroyi Distribution

    Open Brain Coral
    Offene Hirnkoralle
    Corail cerveau ouvert
    Coral ondulante amarillo
    Corallo a cervello
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally found in a sandy/silty area
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 20 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Tubastraea coccinea Distribution

    Orange cup coral
    Rote Kelchkoralle
    Oranje buiskoraal
    Tubastrée orange
    Coral de capa naranja
    Corallo arancione della tazza
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 35 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 20 mm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Turbinaria mesenterina Distribution

    Leafy cup coral
    Gewundene Kraterkoralle
    Corail salade
    Coral ondulante amarillo
    Corallo pagoda
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 20 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 300 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 3 mm
  • Lives in partnership with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Antipatharians
    Antipathes caribbeana Distribution

    King's black coral
    Buschige Dörnchenkoralle
    Struikvormig zwart koraal
    Corail noir buissonnant
    Coral negro arborescente
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 15 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 350 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Antipathes pennacea Distribution

    Feather black coral
    Feder-Dörnchenkoralle
    Geveerd zwart koraal
    Corail noir plume
    Coral negro pluma
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 5 and 300 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 150 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).

  • Antipathes atlantica Distribution

    Grey sea fan black coral
    Graue Fächer-Dörnchenkoralle
    Grijze-waaier zwart koraal
    Corail noir à éventail gris
    Coral negro de abanicos grises
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 20 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 120 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).

  • Antipathes n. sp. Distribution

    Scraggly black coral
    Zerfetzt Dörnchenkoralle
    Verscheurd swart koraal
    Corail noir déchiqueté
    Coral negro destrozado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Often in a cavity or under an overhang
  • The species can be found between 18 and 75 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Cirrhipathes lutkeni Distribution

    Wire coral
    Peitschenkoralle
    Ijzerdraadkoraal
    Corail fil de fer
    Coral alambre
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 15 and 125 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 450 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Cirripathes anguina Distribution

    Yellow wire coral
    Corail fil-de-fer tordu
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 5 and 20 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 200 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Madreporaria
    Caryophyllia smithii Distribution

    Devonshire cup-coral
    Nelkenkoralle
    Anjelierkoraal
    Dent de chien
    Madrepora clavel
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 1000 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Diameter of the polyp : 25 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Tubastraea micranthus Distribution

    Dark cup coral
    Grüne Zäpfchenkoralle
    Tubastrée arborescente
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • Generally in an area where there is a current
  • The species can be found between 10 and 20 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size of the colony : 150 cm
  • Diameter of the polyp : 6 mm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is not irritant
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

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