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burrowing anemone
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Ceriantharia
Family: Cerianthidae
Genus: Ceriantheopsis
Carlgren, 1912
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Ceriantheopsis[1] is a genus of tube-dwelling anemones in the family Cerianthidae. Members of the genus are found only in the Atlantic Ocean. They are predators, scavengers and omnivores.[2]


Species in the genus include:


  1. ^ http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158280 accessed 15 August 2012
  2. ^ Molodtsova T. N., Griffiths C. L., Acuna F.H. 2011. A new species of shallow-water cerianthid (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from the South Africa, with remarks on the genus Ceriantheopsis. Afr. Nat. Hist. 7: 1-8.