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Aiptasia mutabilis   (Gravenhorst, 1831)

trumpet anemone

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Aiptasia mutabilis  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Actiniaria | Aiptasiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 358).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Azores Islands, Ireland to the Canary Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Diameter of the foot: 2.5 cm. Oral disc, tentacles not included/understood: 6 cm; cuts vertical, 20 cm. 136 tentacles: are laid out in 6 crowns around the siphonoglyphe; each one of them can measure up to 6 cm length. Coloring is fluctuating, rear related to the density of symbiotic algae, zooxanthella the, present ones within fabrics. The tentacles more or less transparent; and are avoided reasons in band or reticules, of white color to green, absent at ecotype I (Ref. 358).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on various rock funds, inside excavations and of cracks (Ref. 201). Known from infralittoral zones (Ref. 85338). Solitary (Ref. 2377). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wirtz, P., O. Ocaña and T. Molodtsova. 2003. (Ref. 201)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 10.2 - 20.5, mean 15.3 (based on 226 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown