• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Cnidaria
  • Class: Anthozoa
  • Subclass: Hexacorallia
  • Order: Actiniaria
  • Suborder: Nyantheae
  • Family: Edwardsiidae
  • Scientific name: Edwardsiella carnea
  • Norwegian: -


Due to its modest dimensions, the cylindrical column is 30 x 3-4 mm, and well hidden locations in crevices and holes, this common and beautiful sea anemone is easily overlooked. The cylinder is transparent with a pink or reddish center. The lower part of the cylinder wall usually has a white coloration. Up to 36, but usually less than 28 slender tentacles are quickly retracted when disturbed.


It can be found in holes or crevices, below the mid-tide level. It often appears in large aggregations.


Known from the British Isles, south Scandinavia and France. It may extend all the way to the Mediterranean.