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Anemones and Corals: Anthozoa

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Anemones, Corals, And People, Giant Green Anemone (anthopleura Xanthogrammica): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, CONSERVATION STATUS

GIANT GREEN ANEMONE (Anthopleura xanthogrammica): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
FRILLED ANEMONE (Metridium senile): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
RED CORAL (Corallium rubrum): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
DEEP WATER REEF CORAL (Lophelia pertusa): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BLACK CORAL (Antipathella fiordensis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Anemones and corals live in oceans all over the world.

Anemones and corals live in the sea in areas that are exposed at low tide all the way to the deepest ocean. Solitary forms may be attached to a hard material or may burrow into soft bottom mud or sand. Colonies build a crust on hard surfaces or build massive skeletons. Reef-building corals usually live in clear, shallow, warm water, although a few species live in the cold, dark, deep sea.


The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists two species of anemones and corals as Vulnerable, or facing high risk of extinction in the wild.

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