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Family: Actinostolidae (See list of species below)

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31 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Actinostola abyssorum
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Actinostola callosa
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Actinostola chilensis
[orange deep-water anemone]
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Actinostola crassicornis
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Actinostola kerguelensis
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Actinostola spetsbergensis
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Antholoba achates
[lobed anemone]
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Antholoba perdix
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Anthosactis janmayeni
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Anthosactis nomados
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Cyananthea hydrothermala
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Glandulactis spetsbergensis
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Hormosoma scotti
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Maractis rimicarivora
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Marianactis bythios
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Pacmanactis hashimotoi
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Paranthosactis denhartogi
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Paranthus niveus
[burrowing brown anemone]


Paranthus rapiformis
[sea onion]
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Paranthus rugosus
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Parasicyonis sarsii
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Pycnanthus densus
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Pycnanthus laevis
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Sicyonis crassa
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Sicyonis erythrocephala
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Sicyonis obesa
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Stomphia coccinea
[swimming anemone]
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Stomphia didemon
[cowardly anemone]
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Stomphia pacifica
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Stomphia selaginella
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Tealidium cingulatum
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31 Species of Family Actinostolidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Actinostola abyssorum Northeast Atlantic, North
Actinostola callosa Atlantic Ocean and the Ar
Actinostola chilensis orange deep-water anemone Southeast Pacific
Actinostola crassicornis Southwest Atlantic
Actinostola kerguelensis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Actinostola spetsbergensis Arctic Ocean, Northern At
Antholoba achates lobed anemone Pacific Ocean and Southwe
Antholoba perdix Western Atlantic
Anthosactis janmayeni Arctic Ocean, Northeast A
Anthosactis nomados Eastern Central Pacific.
Cyananthea hydrothermala East Pacific Rise. 3.5 TL
Glandulactis spetsbergensis Northeast Atlantic
Hormosoma scotti Antarctic.
Maractis rimicarivora Atlantic Ocean.
Marianactis bythios Western Central Pacific.
Pacmanactis hashimotoi Western Central Pacific.
Paranthosactis denhartogi Eastern Central Pacific.
Paranthus niveus burrowing brown anemone Southeast Pacific
Paranthus rapiformis sea onion Western Atlantic
Paranthus rugosus Endemic to the Mediterran
Parasicyonis sarsii Northeast Atlantic.
Pycnanthus densus Northeast Atlantic and th
Pycnanthus laevis Arctic
Sicyonis crassa Antarctic Indian Ocean
Sicyonis erythrocephala Antarctic Atlantic and Ea
Sicyonis obesa Western Atlantic
Stomphia coccinea swimming anemone Atlantic Ocean and Easter 12.5 WD
Stomphia didemon cowardly anemone Eastern Pacific
Stomphia pacifica Eastern Pacific
Stomphia selaginella Antarctic Atlantic and An
Tealidium cingulatum Antarctic Indian Ocean



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