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Actinia equina
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hexacorallia
Order: Actiniaria
Family: Actiniidae
Genus: Actinia
Linnaeus, 1767 [1]
  • Actinea
  • Priapus Forsskål, 1775

Actinia is a genus of sea anemones in the family Actiniidae. Actinia display a rare form of heteromorphosis in which a cut inflicted on a specimen can develop into a second mouth.[2]


The following species are listed in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS):[3]


  1. ^ Actinia Linnaeus, 1767 World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  2. ^ Yew. A. Filipchenko – Experimental Zoology; Ripol Klassik 2013; ISBN 5458477898, ISBN 9785458477895, pp. 209, 221–223, 344.
  3. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Actinia Linnaeus, 1767". Retrieved 2018-04-04.