species: Anemonia manjano in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Anemonia manjano


©Anne Hoggett: Anemonia manjano in display aquarium at Lizard Island Research Station, spawned prolifically at about 9:30 pm on 27 Nov 2013. Oral disc diameter up to about 4 cm. Thanks to Joe Rowlett (Field Museum, Chicago) for identifying this set of photos.

©Anne Hoggett: Anemonia manjano in display aquarium at Lizard Island Research Station, spawned prolifically at about 9:30 pm on 27 Nov 2013. Oral disc diameter up to about 4 cm.

©Anne Hoggett: Anemonia manjano in display aquarium at Lizard Island Research Station, spawned prolifically at about 9:30 pm on 27 Nov 2013. Oral disc diameter up to about 4 cm.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Actiniaria
Family Actiniidae
Genus Anemonia
Species Anemonia manjano

Distinguishing features

This species was described by Calgren in 1900 from Zanzibar and it may be synonymous with Mesactinia ganensis, described by England in 1987 from Singapore (Joe Rowlett via iNaturalist, Aug 2020). It does not appear to have been recorded from Australia under either name (Atlas of Living Australia accessed 31 Aug 2020). This species has not yet been observed in the wild at Lizard Island. It establishes in aquaria at LIRS that are set up for long periods (months to years) and can reach very large numbers. It appears to be a fouling species.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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Distribution

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