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Model of Edwardsia beautempsii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Actiniaria
Family: Edwardsiidae
Genus: Edwardsia
de Quatrefages, 1842 [1]
  • Diphtera Sluiter, 1888
  • Edwardisa
  • Edwardsa
  • Edwardsioides
  • Edwarsia

Edwardsia is a genus of sea anemones, the type of the family Edwardsiidae. They have eight mesenteries and live in tubes in the sand. The name, in New Latin, commemorates the French zoologist Henri Milne-Edwards.

The genus contains the following species:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b WoRMS (2018). "Edwardsia". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Marymegan Daly; Renzo Perissinotto; Megan Laird; David Dyer; Antonio Todaro (2012). "Description and ecology of a new species of Edwardsia de Quatrefages, 1842 (Anthozoa, Actiniaria) from the St Lucia Estuary, South Africa". Marine Biology Research. 8 (3): 233–245. doi:10.1080/17451000.2011.617757.
  3. ^ Izumi, T.; Fujita, T. (2019). "Two species of Edwardsia having gigantic nematocysts, E. aff. tuberculata and E. alternobomen sp. nov. (Cnidaria; Anthozoa; Actiniaria; Edwardsiidae) from Japan". Zootaxa. 4661 (3): 533–544. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4661.3.7.