Frilled anemone

Frilled anemone

Cnidarians Metridium senile The frilled anemone resembles a beautiful flower but is really an animal. Anemones are common on the hard bottom types around Iceland and the frilled anemone is one of the most common. The frilled anemone has very fine and delicate arms and...
Dahlia anemone

Dahlia anemone

Cnidarians Urticina felina The dahlia anemone is not a flower or a plant, it is an animal and it is a predator. However, similar to some plants (such as the nettle), people can also burn themselves by touching the anemones. The dahlia anemone is a cnidarian like...
Lion’s mane jellyfish

Lion’s mane jellyfish

Cnidarians Cyanea capillata Six to seven species of jellyfish live around Iceland. They are most common during late summer and autumn when most of the benthic polyps develop into the larger pelagic medusa stages. Jellyfish are the largest zooplankton and frequently...
Hydrozoans

Hydrozoans

Hydrozoans Hydrozoa The cnidarians have a very simple construction but contain some internal organs as well as a primitive neural system. Cnidarians come in many sizes but basically only in two shapes. Either as benthic polyps that look like flowers or pelagic medusa...

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