Cerianthus lloydii Gosse, 1859
Cerianthus lloydii
photo by Poppe, Guido and Philippe

Family:  Cerianthidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 15 - 535 m
Distribution:  Arctic, Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Ireland and Germany. Temperate to polar.
Biology:  Known from infralittoral zones (Ref. 85338). Generally inhabits muddy substrates associated with organic pollutants but also present in sandbanks. A microvore that feeds on organic detritus as well as a carnivore-scavenger (Ref. 96352). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Guerzon, Lorielle Ivy - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 14.02.19

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