species: Unidentified arachnactid 1 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Unidentified arachnactid 1


©Anne Hoggett: Unidentified arachnactid 1 at night at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Unidentified arachnactid 1 at night at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Close-up of oral disc of Unidentified arachnactid 1 at night at Lizard Island. Diameter of the oral disc is about 2 cm.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Penicillaria
Family Arachnactidae
Species Unidentified arachnactid 1

Colours

              

Distinguishing features

Large size, low tentacle count (for a cerianthid), the long tentacles are very much longer than the inner ring of shorter tentacles, pale colouration with no banding on the tentacles.

Thanks to Joe Rowlett (Field Museum, Chicago) for the family-level identification. He notes (Jan 2020): "This one is common in the Indo-Pacific, but I don't think it has a name. Most similar to Isarachnanthus, but lacks the banded tentacles."

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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Distribution

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