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Model of Edwardsia beautempsii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Actiniaria
Suborder: Anenthemonae
Superfamily: Edwardsioidea
Family: Edwardsiidae
Genus: Edwardsia
de Quatrefages, 1842 [1]

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 (2011). "Edwardsia". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  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.