• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Cnidaria
  • Class: Anthozoa
  • Subclass: Hexacorallia
  • Order: Actiniaria
  • Suborder: Nyantheae
  • Family: Sagartiidae
  • Scientific name: Sagartiogeton laceratus
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This is a small anemone, reaching a height of no more than 60 mm, usually 30-40 mm. It has a slender appearance, the diameter of the top disk is less than 30 mm. There are up to 200 tentackles. S. laceratus can be distinguished from the similar S. undatus by the orange body color, smaller size and less tidy tentacles.


It can be found buried in sand or mud as well as attached to stones and shells. Most registrations are from depths between 10 and 100 meters. The anemone is often found in small groups, due to its most common reproduction method, budding. This is asexual reproduction by leaving small pieces of tissue that develops to new sea anemones.


This a common sea anemone around the British Isles, in Scandinavia as far north as Trøndelag, and along the coast of Europe, as far south as Biscay.