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Metridium senile (clonal plumose anemone)

Synonyms: Actinia fenilis; Actinia pallida; Actinia senilis; Metridium senilis; Priapus senilis; Sagartia pallida

Wikipedia Abstract

Metridium senile, common name the plumose anemone or frilled anemone, is a species of sea anemone in the family Metridiidae. It is found in the seas off northwest Europe and the east and west coasts of North America.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan 6388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Borkum-Riffgrund 154559 Germany      
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dover to Kingsdown Cliffs 454 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Fehmarnbelt 69170 Germany  
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Flamborough Head 15597 England, United Kingdom  
Great Orme`s Head/ Pen y Gogarth 748 Wales, United Kingdom  
Isle of May 882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kadetrinne 24728 Germany  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Margate and Long Sands 160406 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morvern Woods 4763 Scotland, United Kingdom
Mousa 1311 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
Papa Stour 5132 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Shell Flat and Lune Deep 26107 England, United Kingdom
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
South Hams 320 England, United Kingdom  
St Abb`s Head to Fast Castle 315 Scotland, United Kingdom  
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Thanet Coast 6928 England, United Kingdom
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Balanus glandula (Acorn barnacle)[1]
Chthamalus dalli (Barnacle)[1]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[1]
Semibalanus cariosus (thatched barnacle)[1]


Aeolidia papillosa (shag-rug aeolis)[2]
Aurelia labiata (Moon jellyfish)[1]
Crossaster papposus (spiny sun star, common sun star)[1]
Dermasterias imbricata (Leather sea star)[2]
Gephyreaster swifti[1]
Hippasteria phrygiana (Horse sea star)[2]
Pycnogonum littorale (Anemone sea spider)[2]
Tautoga onitis (Tautog)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Artis Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Indianapolis Zoo
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar
New York Aquarium
Oresundsakvariet (Oresund Aquarium)
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Universeum Science Center
Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven GmbH
Zoological Society of London




Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Predators of Sea Anemones, J. R. Ottaway, Tuatara: Volume 22, Issue 3, February 1977, pp. 213 - 220
3 Steimle FW, Pikanowski RA, McMillan DG, Zetlin CA, Wilk SJ. 2000. Demersal Fish and American Lobster Diets in the Lower Hudson - Raritan Estuary. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 161; 106 p.
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