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Corynactis viridis Allman, 1846

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Allman, G. J. (1846). Description of a new genus of helianthoid zoophytes. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 17, 417-419
page(s): 417-419, plate XI [details]   
Daly, M.; Fautin, D.G. (2013). World List of Corallimorpharia. Corynactis viridis Allman, 1846. Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2023) European Register of Marine Species at: on 2023-12-10
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2023). European Register of Marine Species. Corynactis viridis Allman, 1846. Accessed at: on 2023-12-10
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original description Allman, G. J. (1846). Description of a new genus of helianthoid zoophytes. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 17, 417-419
page(s): 417-419, plate XI [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in RoR[details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; den Hartog, J.H. (2001). Actiniaria, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 106-109 (look up in RoR[details]   

additional source Gosse, P. H. (1855). A manual of marine zoology for the British Isles. Part I. <em>John Van Voorst. London.</em> 203 pp. 355 figs.
page(s): 28, 203 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Moore, H. B. (1937). Marine fauna of the Isle of Man. <em>Proceedings and Transactions of the Liverpool Biological Society.</em> 50: 1-293, maps 1-3. (Crustacea: 87-142).
page(s): 57 [details]   

additional source Gili, J.M., 1982. Fauna de cnidaris de les illes Medes. Treballs Inst. Cat. Hist. nat. 10 : 1-175.
page(s): 124-125 [details]   

additional source Robins, M.W., 1969. The marine flora and fauna of the Isles of Scilly. Cnidaria e Ctenophora. J. nat. Hist. 3 : 329-343.
page(s): 342 [details]   

additional source Teissier, G., 1950. Inventaire de la faune marine de Roscoff. Cnidaires et cténaires. Trav. biol. Roscoff. n. ser. suppl. 1: 1-43.
page(s): 38-39 [details]   

additional source Weill, R., 1934. Contribution à l'étude des Cnidaires et de leurs nématocystes. II. Valeur taxonomique du cnidôme. Trav. Stn zool. Wimereux 11 : 349-701.
page(s): 357, 595, 597-599, Figs. 399-400, 600, 615, 616, 630 [details]   

additional source Schmidt, H., 1969. Die nesselkapseln der aktinien und ihre differentialdiagnostische bedeutung. The nematocysts of the sea anemones and their importance for differential-diagnosis. Helgoländer wiss. Meeresunters. 19 : 284-317.
page(s): 288, 294, 312 [details]   

additional source Johnston, G. (1847). A history of British zoophytes. Van Voorst, Second edition, London. pp. vol. 1, pp. i-xvi, 1-488, vol. 2, plates 1-74. <em>Van Voorst, London.</em> 1: 1-499, figs 1-87; vol. 2: pls 1-74., available online at
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additional source Gosse, P.H. (1853). A naturalist's rambles on the Devonshire coast. <em>John van Voorst, London.</em> pp. i-xvi, 1-451, pls 1-28., available online at
page(s): 430 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Gosse, P.H., 1860. Actinologia Britannica. A history of the British sea-anemones and corals. London: Van Voorst : pp. i-xl, 1-362.
page(s): 289-294 [details]   

additional source Landsborough, D. (1852). A popular history of British zoophytes, or corallines. <em>London :Reeve and Co.</em> 404pp., available online at
page(s): 227-228 [details]   

additional source Rioja y Martín, J., 1906. Datos para el conocimiento de la fauna marina de España. Celentéreos de la estación de Biología de Santander. Bolm R. Soc. esp. Hist. nat. 6 6: 275-280.
page(s): 280 [details]   

additional source Stephens, J. (1905). A list of Irish Coelenterata, including the Ctenophora. <em>Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.</em> 25: 25-92.
page(s): 80 [details]   

additional source Milne Edwards, H.; Haime, J. (1851). Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains palaeozoïques, précédée d'un tableau général de la classification des polypes. <em>Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Archives.</em> 5: 1–502, 20 pls., available online at
page(s): 10 [details]   

additional source Ocaña, Oscar; Den Hartog, J.C. (2002). A catalogue of Actiniaria and Corallimorpharia from the Canary Islands and from Madeira, Arquipelago. <em>Life and Marine Sciences.</em> 19A: 33-54.
page(s): 46, 49 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Andres, A. (1884). Le attinie. Volume primo, contente bibliografia, introduzione e specigrafia. , available online at
page(s): 274-276 [details]   

additional source Ocaña, O. (2003). Corynactis denhartogi (Anthozoa: Corallimorpharia) a new species of soft hexacoral from New Zealand waters. <em>Zoologische Verhandelingen.</em> 345: 257-268.
page(s): 263, 266 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Haddon, A. C.; Shackleton, A. M. (1893). Description of some new species of Actiniaria from Torres Straits. <em>Scient. Proceed. R. Dub. Soc. (N.S.).</em> 8(1): 116-131.
page(s): 119 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Verrill AE. (1869). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at
page(s): 73 [39] [details]   

additional source Cocks, W. P. (1850). Contributions to the fauna of Falmouth. 17th Rep. Cornw. Polyt. Soc., 1849 : 38-102 (72-75).
page(s): 94 [details]   

additional source Manuel, R. L. (1981). British Anthozoa. <em>London: Academic Press.</em> 241 pp. (Synopses of the British Fauna).
page(s): 206-207 [details]   

additional source Carlgren, O. (1949). A survey of the Ptychodactiaria, Corallimorpharia and Actiniaria. <em>Kungliga Svenska Vet- enskapsakadamiens Handlingar.</em> 1: 1–121.
page(s): 13 [details]   

additional source Fischer, P. (1889). Nouvelle contribution à l actinologie française. <em>Actes de la Société linnéenne de Bordeaux.</em> 43(5): 251-309. (look up in RoR)
page(s): 254, 290-291 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Hincks, T. (1861). A catalogue of the zoophytes of South Devon and South Cornwall. <em>The Annals and magazine of natural history; zoology, botany, and geology.</em> 8(3): 152-161, 251-262, 290-297, pls 6-8., available online at
page(s): 363 [details]   

additional source Milne Edwards H,. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires, ou polypes proprement dits. 1. <em>Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris.</em> 326 pp., available online at
page(s): 258 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Pennington, A. S. (1885). British zoophytes: an introduction to the Hydrozoa, Actinozoa, and Polyzoa fround in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands. L. Reeve & Co., London, 363 pp., available online at
page(s): 180-181 [details]   

additional source Jourdan, E. (1880). Recherches zoologiques et histologiques sur les Zoanthaires du golfe de Marseille. <em>Annales des Sciences naturelles, Zoologie.</em> 10(1): 1-154.
page(s): 17-18, 31-33, 84-86 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Haddon A. C.; Duerden J. E. (1896). On some Actiniaria from Australia and other districts. <em>Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society.</em> 6, II, 6, 139-172.
page(s): 153 [details]   

additional source den Hartog, J. C. (1980). Caribbean Shallow Water Corallimorpharia. Zoologische Verhandelingen, (176): 83 pp.
page(s): 5, 15, 24, 66, 76-77 [details]   

additional source den Hartog, J. C.; Ocaña, O.; Brito, A. (1993). Corallimorpharia collected during the CANCAP expeditions (1976-1986) in the south-eastern part of the North Atlantic. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 282, 3-76
page(s): 5-27, 30-31, 46, 72 [details]   

additional source Andres, A. (1883). Le Attinie (Monografia). Coi Tipi der Salviucci. Roma., volume 1 (Bibliografia, introduzione e specigrafia), pp. 460.
page(s): 274-276 [details]   

additional source Nafilyan, Z. (1912). Matériaux pour la faune des Actinies des côtes de France. Les Actinies de Roscoff. Memoirs of the Society of Zoology of France, 25, 5-44
page(s): 6, 36-37 [details]   

additional source Andres, A. (1881). Prodromus neapolitanae actiniarum faunae addito generalis actiniarum bibliographiae catalogo. Mitteilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel, 2(3): 305-371
page(s): 328, 339 [details]   

additional source Ates, R. M. L. (1987). Corynactis viridis, die Juwelanemone. Die Aquarien-und Terrarien-Zeitschrift, 40(7): 314-316
page(s): 314-316 [details]   

additional source Ates, R. M. L. (1994). Corallimorpharia intermediates between sea anemones and stony corals. Aquarium Frontiers, 23-28
page(s): 24-25 [details]   

additional source Cocks, W. P. (1851). Actiniæ (or sea-anemones), procured in Falmouth and its neighbourhood, by W. P. Cocks, Esq., from 1843-1849. Annual Report of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, 19, 3-11
page(s): 3-4 [details]   

additional source Fischer, P. (1874). Recherches sur les actinies des cotes [sic] océaniques de France. Nouvelles Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, 10, 193-244
page(s): 234-235, 239 [details]   

additional source Fischer, P. (1875). Anthozoaires du département de la Gironde et des cotes [sic] sud-ouest de la France. Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux, 30, 183-192
page(s): 188 [details]   

additional source Fischer, P. (1887). Contribution a l'actinologie française. Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale, 5, 2, 381-442
page(s): 403 [details]   

additional source Stephenson, T. A. (1922). On the classification of Actiniaria. Part III. -- Definitions connected with the forms dealt with in Part II. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, 66, 2, (262): 247-319
page(s): 303 [details]   

additional source Thompson, W. (1853). Description of a new species of Corynactis. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 21, 107-108
page(s): 108 [details]   

additional source Duerden, J. E. (1900). Jamaican Actiniaria. Part II. - Stichodactylinæ and Zoantheæ. Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society, 7, 2, 133-208
page(s): 181, 183, 186 [details]   

additional source Haddon, A. C. (1898). The Actiniaria of Torres Straits. Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society, 6, 2, 393-520
page(s): 466, 467, 468 [details]   

additional source Schmidt, H. (1972). Die Nesselkapseln der Anthozoen und ihre Bedeutung fur die phylogenetische Systematik. Helgoländer Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen, 23, 422-458
page(s): 433, 435 [details]   

additional source Grebelny, S. D. (1982). Symmetriya aktinei i ee znachenie dlya klassifikatsii Anthozoa [Symmetry of actinians and its significance for the classification of Anthozoa]. Akademiya Nauk SSSR [Academy of Sciences of the USSR]. Vladivostok., pp. 101-123
page(s): 120 [details]   

additional source Norman, A. M. (1869). Shetland final dredging report.-Part II. On the Crustacea, Tunicata, Polyzoa, Echinodermata, Actinozoa, Hydrozoa, and Porifera. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1868, 247-340
page(s): 318 [details]   

additional source Uchida, H.; Soyama, I. (2001). Sea Anemones in Japanese Waters. TBS. Japan., pp. 157.
page(s): 107, 150, 153 [details]   

additional source Duerden, J. E. (1898). On the relations of certain Stichodactylinae to the Madreporaria. Journal of the Linnean Society of London (Zoology), 26, 635-653
page(s): 637, 639, 641 [details]   

additional source Chintiroglou, C. C.; Doumenc, D. A.; Zamponi, M. O. (1997). Commented list of the Mediterranean Actiniaria and Corallimorpharia (Anthozoa). Acta Adriatica, 38(1): 65-70
page(s): 67 [details]   

additional source Loukmidou, S.; Chintiroglou, C. C.; Doumenc, D. A. (1997). Inventaire du cnidome des actiniaires et corallimorphaires de Mediterranee (Cnidaria, Anthozoa). Bios, 4, 63-114
page(s): 67, 109 [details]   

additional source Hayward, P.J. & J.S. Ryland (Eds.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. <em>Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK.</em> 627 pp. (look up in RoR[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in RoR[details]   

additional source Ates, R. M. L. (1997). Bloemdieren: De Zeeanemonen En Hun Verwanten Van De Nederlandse Kust. C. Moerman. Zeeanjer., pp. 31.
page(s): 26, 28 [details]   

additional source Schmidt, H. (1974). On evolution in the Anthozoa. Proceedings of the Second International Coral Reef Symposium, 1, 533-560
page(s): 535, 539, 547 [details]   

additional source Robson, E. A. (2004). Cnidogenesis in the jewel anemone Corynactis californica (Carlgren, 1936) and C. viridis (Allman, 1846) (Anthozoa: Corallimorpharia). Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden, 78(27): 461-476
page(s): 461-466, 468-469, 471,  [details]   

additional source Teissier, G. (1965). Inventaire de la faune marine de Roscoff. Station Biologique de Roscoff. Roscoff., pp. 62.
page(s): 46-47 [details]   

additional source Schmidt, H. (1972). Bionomische studien an Mediterranen Anthozoen: die Anthozoenfauna des Strombolicchio (Äolische Inseln). Marine Biology, 15, 265-278
page(s): 265, 269, 275, 276, 277 [details]   

additional source Fautin, D. G.; Zelenchuk, T.; Raveendran, D. (2007). Genera of orders Actiniaria and Corallimorpharia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Hexacorallia), and their type species. Zootaxa, 1668, 183-244
page(s): 234 [details]   

additional source Robertson, D. (1876). On the sea anemones of the shores of the Cumbraes. Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Glasgow, 2, 24-30
page(s): 25, 30 [details]   

additional source Ramil Blanco, F.; Pulpeiro, E. F. (1990). Inventario de los antozoos de Galicia. A checklist of the Anthozoa from Galicia. Boletin de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 86(1-4): 17-30
page(s): 25 [details]   

additional source Altuna, Á. (2012). Sideractis glacialis Danielssen, 1890 (Anthozoa, Corallimorpharia), a new species for the Iberian fauna from the Galicia bank and the La Gaviera canyon (Bay of Biscay) (Spain, NE Atlantic) [Sideractis glacialis Danielssen, 1890 (Anthozoa, Corallimorpharia), una especie nueva para la fauna ibérica procedente del banco de Galicia bank y del cañon La Gaviera canyon (Golfo de Vizcaya) (España, Atlántico NE)]. Boletin de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 106, sec. Biol., 151-161
page(s): 152 [details]   

additional source Thompson, W. (1856). Zoophyta. Henry G. Bohn. London., volume 4, pp. 451-476
page(s): 461 [details]   

additional source Stephens, J. (1912). Coelenterata. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 31(58): 1-10
page(s): 3, 9 [details]   

additional source Andres, A. (1883). Le Attinie. Atti dell' Accademia de Lincei, 14, 3, Memorie, 211-673
page(s): 482-484 [details]   
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