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Cnidarians - Cnidaria - Nesseltiere

Octocorals - Octocorallia - Achtstrahlige Korallen

Octocorals  (Stoloniferans, soft corals, sea fans, gorgonians, sea pens, Blue Corals)  - Achtstrahlige Korallen (Röhrenkorallen, Weichkorallen, Hornkoralllen, Seefedern, Fächerkorallen, Gorgonien, Blaue Korallen)

[Phylum - Cnidarians - Cnidaria - Nesseltiere - Stamm] [Class - Corals - Anthozoa - Blumentiere - Klasse] [Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse]

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INDEX Weichkorallen

Octocorals
Octocorals  (Stoloniferans, soft corals, sea fans, gorgonians, sea pens, Blue Corals)  - Achtstrahlige Korallen (Röhrenkorallen, Weichkorallen, Hornkoralllen, Seefedern, Fächerkorallen, Gorgonien, Blaue Korallen)
Achtstrahlige Korallen

Hexacorals
Zoanthids and Corallimorphians - Krusten- und Scheibenanemonen: Parazoanthus, Amplexidiscus, Discosoma, Pseudocorynactis, Cyclocoeloma
Hexakorallen

Sea Anemones
Sea Anemones (Hexacorallia - Actiniaria) - Seeanemonen: Heteractis, Stichodactyla, Entacmaea, Bunodactis, Condylactis, Dofleinia, Actinodendron, Actinostephanus, Phyllodiscus, Alicia, Triactis, Calliactis, Amphianthus, Nemanthus, Thalassianthus, Heterodactyla, Cryptodendrum, Boloceroides
Seeanemonen

Hard Corals
Stony Corals - Steinkorallen. Species on this page: Pocillopora, Acropora, Montipora, Astreopora, Favia, Diploastrea, Caulastrea, Platygyra, Cyarina, Symphyllia, Lobophyllia, Pectinia, Galaxea, Fungia, Polyphyllia, Heliofungia, Trachyphyllia, Coscinarea, Coscinarea, Goniopora, Alveopora, Pachyseris, Leptoseris, Euphyllia, Plerogyra, Javania, Balanophyllia, Heteropsammia, Dendrophyllia, Tubastrea, Tubinaria
Steinkorallen

Black Corals
Black Corals - Schwarze Korallen. Species on this page: Antipathes, Cirrhipathes, Stichopathes
Schwarze Korallen

Blue Corals
Blue Corals (Helioporacea) - Blaue Korallen
Blaue Korallen

Tube Anemones
Tube Anemones - Zylinderrosen. Species on this page:  Cerianthus
Zylinderrosen

Sea Pens
Sea Pens (Pennatulacea)  - Seefedern
Seefedern

Jellyfish
Jellyfish - Quallen. Species on this page: Cassiopea, Mastigias, Lobonema, Netrostoma, Nausithoe, Pelagia, Cyanea
Quallen

Hydroids
Hydroids - Hydrozoen. Species on this page: Plumularia, Macrorhynchia, Aglaophenia, Aglaophenia, Tubularia, Millepora, Stylaster, Distichopora, Pennaria, Halocordyle, Eudendrium, Anthomedusae, Leptomedusae
Hydrozoen

Soft Corals - Alcyonacea - Weich- und Lederkorallen

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Family - Clavulariidae - Familie]

Clavulariidae

Soft Coral - Röhrenkoralle

Flower Soft Coral (Star Polyp) - Clavularia sp - Röhrenkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Röhrenkoralle

Flower Soft Coral (Star Polyp) - Clavularia sp - Röhrenkoralle

 

 

Soft Coral - Röhrenkoralle

Flower Soft Coral (Star Polyp) - Clavularia sp - Röhrenkoralle

Soft Coral - Röhrenkoralle

Flower Soft Coral (Star Polyp) - Clavularia sp - Röhrenkoralle

 
[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Family - Xeniidae - Familie]

Xeniidae

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Clove Polyps - Xenia actuosa - Pumpkoralle

 

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Papuan Cuttlefish on Soft Coral - Sepia papuensis on Xenia sp - Papua Sepia auf Pumpkoralle

 

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Papuan Cuttlefish on Soft Coral - Sepia papuensis on Xenia sp - Papua Sepia auf Pumpkoralle

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Clove Polyps - Xenia sp - Pumpkoralle

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Clove Polyps - Xenia sp - Pumpkoralle

 

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Clove Polyps - Xenia macrospiculata - Pumpkoralle

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Red Sea Soft Coral - Heteroxenia fuscescens - Plapper-Pumpkoralle

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Red Sea Soft Coral - Heteroxenia fuscescens - Plapper-Pumpkoralle

 

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Waving-hand Soft Coral - Anthelia sp - Zarte Feder-Weichkoralle

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Waving-hand Soft Coral - Anthelia glauca - Zarte Feder-Weichkoralle

 

Clove Polyps - Pumpkoralle

Waving-hand Soft Coral - Anthelia glauca - Zarte Feder-Weichkoralle

 

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Family - Nephtheidae - Familie]

Nephtheidae

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle

Soft Coral - Stereonephthya sp - Stachlige Weichkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle

Soft Coral - Stereonephthya sp - Stachlige Weichkoralle

 

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle

Dendronephthya Crab on Soft Coral - Hoplophrys oatesii on Stereonephthya sp - Schleierbäumchen Spinnenkrabbe auf der Stachligen Weichkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle

Dendronephthya Crab on Soft Coral - Hoplophrys oatesii on Stereonephthya sp - Schleierbäumchen Spinnenkrabbe auf der Stachligen Weichkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle

Dendronephthya Crab on Soft Coral - Hoplophrys oatesii on Stereonephthya sp - Schleierbäumchen Spinnenkrabbe auf der Stachligen Weichkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle

Klunzinger's Soft Coral - Dendronephthya klunzingeri - Klunzingers Weichkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle

Klunzinger's Soft Coral - Dendronephthya klunzingeri - Klunzingers Weichkoralle

 

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle (Schleierbäumchen)

Soft Coral - Dendronephthya mucronata - Kugliges Schleierbäumchen

 

Soft Coral Porcelain Crab - Lissoporcellana nakasonei - Weichkorallen Porzellankrebs

 

Soft Coral Porcelain Crab - Lissoporcellana nakasonei - Weichkorallen Porzellankrebs

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle (Schleierbäumchen)

Soft Coral - Dendronephthya sp1 - Schleierbäumchen (Bäumchenkoralle)

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle (Schleierbäumchen)

Soft Coral - Dendronephthya sp2 - Schleierbäumchen (Bäumchenkoralle)

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle (Schleierbäumchen)

Lissoporcellana nakasonei on Dendronephthya sp2

Lissoporcellana nakasonei on Dendronephthya sp3

Lissoporcellana nakasonei on Dendronephthya sp3

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle (Schleierbäumchen)

Soft Coral - Dendronephthya sp4 - Schleierbäumchen (Bäumchenkoralle)

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle (Schleierbäumchen)

Soft Coral - Dendronephthya sp5 - Schleierbäumchen (Bäumchenkoralle)

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle (Schleierbäumchen)

Soft Coral - Dendronephthya sp6 - Schleierbäumchen (Bäumchenkoralle)

 

Soft Coral - Weichkoralle (Schleierbäumchen)

Soft Coral - Dendronephthya sp6 - Schleierbäumchen (Bäumchenkoralle)

Lissoporcellana sp on Dendronephthya sp

 

Lissoporcellana sp on Dendronephthya sp

 

True Soft Corals - Alcyoniina - Weichkorallen

[Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Alcyoniina - Unterordnung] [Family - Alcyoniidae - Familie]

Alcyoniidae

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Lobophytum compactum - Finger-Lederkoralle

 

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Paraminabea aldersladei - Weichkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Paraminabea aldersladei - Weichkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Paraminabea aldersladei - Weichkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Cabbage Leather Coral - Sinularia brassica - Kohl-Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Spaghetti Leather Coral - Sinularia flexibilis - Flexible Lederkoralle (Spaghettikoralle)

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Spaghetti Leather Coral - Sinularia flexibilis - Flexible Lederkoralle (Spaghettikoralle)

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Sinularia dura - Lippen-Lederkoralle (Gelappte Lederkoralle, Ohrenlederkoralle)

 

Formosan Soft Coral - Sinularia gibberosa - Matten-Lederkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Finger Leather Coral - Sinularia notanda - Buschige Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Leather Coral - Sarcophyton glaucum - Bläuliche Pilz-Lederkoralle

 

 

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Mushroom Leather Coral - Sarcophyton trocheliophorum - Trog Lederkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Mushroom Leather Coral - Sarcophyton trocheliophorum - Trog Lederkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Detail of polyps of a Mushroom Leather Coral - Sarcophyton trocheliophorum - Trog Lederkoralle, Detail der Polypen

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Leather Coral - Sarcophyton sp - Pilz-Lederkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Leather Coral - Sarcophyton sp - Pilz-Lederkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Leather Coral - Sarcophyton sp - Pilz-Lederkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Sarcophyton sp1 - Pilz-Lederkoralle

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Leather Coral - Sarcophyton sp - Pilz-Lederkoralle

 

 

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Leather Coral - Sarcophyton sp - Pilz-Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Leather Coral - Sarcophyton sp - Pilz-Lederkoralle

Soft Coral - Lederkoralle

Half-spined Seahorse - Hippocampus semispinosus - Halbbedorntes Seepferdchen

[Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Alcyoniina - Unterordnung] [Family - Nidaliidae - Familie]

Nidaliidae

 

Soft Coral - Siphonogorgia godeffroyi - Weiche Fächerkoralle

Soft Coral - Siphonogorgia godeffroyi - Weiche Fächerkoralle

 

Scleraxonia - Hornkorallen

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Scleraxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Briaridae - Familie]

Briaridae

 

Briareum Soft Coral - Briareum - Krustenkoralle

Briareum Soft Coral - Briareum - Krustenkoralle

 

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Scleraxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Subergorgiidae - Familie]

Sea Fans or Gorgonians - Subergorgiidae - Horn- und Fächerkorallen

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella mollis (Subergorgia mollis) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella reticulata (Supergorgia reticulata) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella reticulata (Supergorgia reticulata) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella reticulata (Supergorgia reticulata) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella reticulata (Supergorgia reticulata) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Annella reticulata (Supergorgia reticulata) - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

 

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Scleraxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Anthothelidae - Familie]

Anthothelidae

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Fan Coral - Solenocaulon akalyx - Offenästige Fächerkoralle

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Fan Coral - Solenocaulon akalyx - Offenästige Fächerkoralle

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Riesenfächer (Riesengorgonie)

Fan Coral - Solenocaulon akalyx - Offenästige Fächerkoralle

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Scleraxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Melithaeidae - Familie]

Melithaeidae

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Knotenkoralle (Netzfächer)

Sea Fan - Acabaria variabilis - Variable Knotenkoralle (Netzfächer)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Knotenkoralle (Netzfächer)

Sea Fan - Acabaria variabilis - Variable Knotenkoralle (Netzfächer)

 

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Knotenkoralle (Netzfächer)

Sea Fan - Melithaea sp - Knotenfächer

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Knotenkoralle (Netzfächer)

Sea Fan - Melithaea sp - Knotenfächer

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Knotenkoralle (Netzfächer)

Sea Fan - Melithaea sp - Knotenfächer

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Fächerkoralle

Sea Fan (Gorgonian) - Mopsella sp. - Wechselrote Fächerkoralle
(Galapagos)

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Fächerkoralle

Sea fan (Gorgonian) - Mopsella sp. - Wechselrote Fächerkoralle
(Galapagos)

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Fächerkoralle

Sea fan (Gorgonian) - Mopsella sp. - Wechselrote Fächerkoralle
(Galapagos)

Holaxonia

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Holaxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Gorgoniidae - Familie]

Gorgoniidae - Echte Gorgonien

 

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Fächerkoralle

Sea fan (Gorgonian) - Pinnigorgia flava - Feder-Gorgonie

 

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Holaxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Acanthogorgiidae - Familie]

Acanthogorgiidae

Gorgonian Coral - Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

Gorgonian Coral - Acanthogorgia sp - Blauer Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

 

Gorgonian Coral - Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

Gorgonian Coral - Acanthogorgia sp - Blauer Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

 

Gorgonian Coral - Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

Gorgonian Coral - Acanthogorgia sp - Blauer Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

Gorgonian Coral - Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

Gorgonian Coral - Acanthogorgia sp - Blauer Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

 

Gorgonian Coral - Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

Gorgonian Coral - Acanthogorgia sp - Blauer Seefächer (Riffgorgonie)

 

 

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella plectana - Flecht-Gorgonie

 

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella plectana - Flecht-Gorgonie

 

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella plectana - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella plectana - Flecht-Gorgonie

 

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella plectana - Flecht-Gorgonie

 

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella plectana - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella plectana - Flecht-Gorgonie

 

Pygmy Seahorse on Muricella- Hippocampus bargibanti - Zwerg Seepferdchen auf Muricella

 

Pygmy Seahorse on Muricella- Hippocampus bargibanti - Zwerg Seepferdchen auf Muricella

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella sp - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Flecht-Gorgonie

Gorgonian Coral - Muricella sp - Flecht-Gorgonie

 

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Holaxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Ifalukellidae - Familie]

Ifalukellidae

 

Hydroid Gorgonian Coral - Plumigorgia hydroides - Hydroid-Gorgonie

Hydroid Gorgonian Coral - Plumigorgia hydroides - Hydroid-Gorgonie

 

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Holaxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Plexauridae - Familie]

Plexauridae

Branching Soft Coral - Ruten-Gorgonie

Branching Soft Coral - Menella sp - Ruten-Gorgonie

 

Branching Soft Coral - Ruten-Gorgonie

Yellow Branching Soft Coral - Menella sp - Ruten-Gorgonie

 

Branching Soft Coral - Ruten-Gorgonie

Yellow Branching Soft Coral - Menella sp - Ruten-Gorgonie

Branching Soft Coral - Ruten-Gorgonie

Coral-Sea Gorgonian Coral - Paraplexaura cimenia - Coral-Sea- Seefächer

   

Calcaxonia

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Alcyonacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Calcaxonia - Unterordnung] [Family - Ellisellidae - Familie]

Ellisellidae

Branching Soft Coral - Ruten-Gorgonie

Soft Coral - Ellisella ceratophyta - Strauch-Rutengorgonie

 

Branching Soft Coral - Ruten-Gorgonie

Soft Coral - Ellisella ceratophyta - Strauch-Rutengorgonie

Branching Soft Coral - Ruten-Gorgonie

Soft Coral - Ellisella ceratophyta - Strauch-Rutengorgonie

 

Branching Soft Coral - Ruten-Gorgonie

Soft Coral - Ellisella cercidia - Bambus-Rutengorgonie

 

Soft Coral - Ellisella elongata - Rutengorgonie

Whip Coral with Goby (which has a parasite) - Ellisella elongata and Bryaninops amplus - Peitschenkoralle mit Zwerggrundel (die ein Parasit trägt)

Whip Coral - Seepeitsche (Peitschenkoralle)

Whip Coral with Goby - Junceella juncea and Bryaninops amplus - Rote Seepeitsche mit Zwerggrundel

Whip Coral - Seepeitsche (Peitschenkoralle)

Whip Coral - Junceella fragilis - Helle Seepeitsche (Peitschenkoralle)

 

 

Whip Coral - Kammkoralle (Peitschenkoralle)

Red Whip Coral - Ctenocella pectinata - Kammkoralle

Whip Coral - Kammkoralle (Peitschenkoralle)

Red Whip Coral with Goby - Ctenocella crassa (Viminella crassa) and Bryaninops amplus - Kammkoralle mit Zwerggrundel

 
[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Stolonifera - Ordnung]

Stoloniferans - Stolinifera - Röhrenkorallen

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Stolonifera - Ordnung] [Family - Tubiporidae - Familie]

Tubiporidae

Organ Pipe Coral - Orgelkoralle

Organ Pipe Coral - Tubipora musica - Orgelkoralle

Organ Pipe Coral - Orgelkoralle

Organ Pipe Coral - Tubipora musica - Orgelkoralle

Organ Pipe Coral - Orgelkoralle

Organ Pipe Coral, detail of the tubes - Tubipora musica - Orgelkoralle, Detail der Röhren

Organ Pipe Coral - Orgelkoralle

Organ Pipe Coral, detail of the tubes - Tubipora musica - Orgelkoralle, Detail der Röhren

Organ Pipe Coral - Orgelkoralle

Stoloniferans - Tubiporidae (?) - Röhrenkorallen

Organ Pipe Coral - Orgelkoralle

Stoloniferans - Tubiporidae (?) - Röhrenkorallen

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Pennatulacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Subselliflorae - Unterordnung] [Family - Virgulariidae - Familie]

Virgulariidae

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Colonial Sea Pen - Virgularia sp1 - Kolonie Seefeder

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Colonial Sea Pen - Virgularia sp1 - Kolonie Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Colonial Sea Pen - Virgularia sp1 - Kolonie Seefeder

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Colonial Sea Pen - Virgularia sp1 - Kolonie Seefeder

 

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Violet Sea Pen - Virgularia gustaviana - Violette Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Virgularia sp2 - Breite Seefeder

 

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Virgularia sp3 - Breite Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Stary Sea Pen - Virgularia sp4 - Sternchen Seefeder

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Stary Sea Pen - Virgularia sp4 - Sternchen Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Stary Sea Pen - Virgularia sp4 - Sternchen Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Virgularia sp5 - Breite Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Virgularia sp5 - Breite Seefeder

 

 

Porcelain Crab on Sea Pen - Porcellanella triloba - Porzellankrebs auf Sternchen Seefeder

Porcelain Crab on Sea Pen - Porcellanella triloba - Porzellankrebs auf Sternchen Seefeder

 

Prawn on Sea Pen - Metapenaeus sp - Geisselgarnele auf Sternchen Seefeder

 

Tiny Shrimp on Sea Pen - Dasycaris-ceratops - Winzige Garnele auf Seefeder

Tiny Shrimp on Sea Pen - Dasycaris-ceratops - Winzige Garnele auf Seefeder

 

Tiny Shrimp on Sea Pen - Dasycaris-ceratops - Winzige Garnele auf Seefeder

[Order - Pennatulacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Subselliflorae - Unterordnung] [Family - Veretillidae - Familie]

Veretillidae

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Veretillum sp - Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Porcellanella triloba on Sea Pen - Veretillum sp - Krebs auf Seefeder

 

[Order - Pennatulacea - Ordnung] [Suborder - Subselliflorae - Unterordnung] [Family - Pteroeididae - Familie]

Pteroeididae

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Pteroeides sp1 - dunkle Waschbrett-Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Pteroeides sp1 - dunkle Waschbrett-Seefeder

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Pteroeides sp1 - dunkle Waschbrett-Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Pteroeides sp2 - Waschbrett-Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Pteroeides sp2 - Waschbrett-Seefeder

 

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Pteroeides sp3 - Waschbrett-Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen Detail of polyps with eight tentacles - Pteroeides sp3 - Waschbrett-Seefeder Detail der achtstrahligen Tentakeln

 

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Goby on Sea Pen - Pteroeides sp1 - Grundel auf Waschbrett-Seefeder

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen - Pteroeides sp - dunkle Waschbrett-Seefeder

 

Sea Pens - Pennatulacea - Seefedern

Sea Pen outside with its foot visible - Zwiebelförmigen Verdickung zur Verankerung im Sandboden

Blue Corals - Helioporacea - Blaue Korallen

[Subclass - Octocorallia - Unterklasse] [Order - Helioporacea - Ordnung] [Family - Helioporidae - Familie]

Helioporidae

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

 

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

Blue Coral detail of polyps - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle Details der Polypen

 

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

Blue Coral - Heliopora coerulea - Blaue Koralle

 


Tunicates
Tunicates, Ascidians or Sea Squirts - Seescheiden, Manteltiere: Clavelina, Eudistoma, Pycnoclavella, Nephteis, Oxycorynia, Sycozoa, Didemnum, Atriolum, Leptoclinides, Pseudodistoma, Perophora, Rhopalaea, Phallusia, Polycarpa, Botrylloides, Botryllus
Seescheiden

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Marine PlantsMarine Plants (Green Algae, Red Algae, Dinoflagellates, Zooxanthelles, seagrass, mangroves)   - Marine Pflanzen (Grünalgen, Rotalgen, Seegras, Zooxanthellen, Dinoflagellaten, Mangroven)
Marine Pflanzen

Feather Stars
Feather Stars and Sea Lilies - Haar- oder Federsterne:  Comaster, Comanthina, Comatella, Oxycomanthus, Dichrometra, Lamprometra, Colobometra, Cenometra, Oligometra, Pontiometra, Himerometra, Zygometra, Reometra. Also animals living with featherstars (shwimps, crabs, squids, fish)
Haar- oder Federsterne

Starfish
Sea stars or starfish  (Echinoderms like Valvatida, Comb Sea Star, Spinulosida, Forcipulatida) - Seesterne (Stachelhäuter wie Klappensterne, Walzensterne, Kammsterne, Stachelsterne, Zangensterne)
Seesterne

Brittle Stars
Serpent Stars (Echinoderms, Ophiurida) - Schlangensternen (Stachelhäuter). Species on this page: Ophiothela, Ophiothrix, Amphiura, Ophiomastix, Ophiarachna
Schlangensterne

Sea Urchins
sea urchins (Echinoderms) - Seeigel (Stachelhäuter) - Species on this page: Astropyga, Diadema, Echinothrix, Mespilia, Salmacis, Lytechinus, Asthenosoma,  Toxopneustes, Maretia, Eurypatagus, Clypeaster, Eucidaris, Prionocidaris, Echinostrephus, Echinometra
Seeigel

Sea Cucumbers
Sea Cucumbers - Holothuroidea - Seewalzen: Species on this page: Synaptula, Opheodesoma, Euapta, Holothuria, Bohadschia, Stichopus, Stichopus, Thelenota, Pentacta, Pseudocolochirus, Neothyonidium
Seewalzen

Chromodoris
Nudibranchs Chromodorids (Chromodorididae) - Nacktschnecken wie Prachtsternschnecken
Chromodoris

Ceratosoma
Nudibranchs Chromodorids - Nacktschnecken wie Prachtsternschnecken. Species:  Ceratosoma
Ceratosoma

Hypselodoris
Hypselodoris: Nudibranchs Chromodorids (Chromodorididae) - Meeresschnecken wie Prachtsternschnecken
Hypselodoris

Chromodorididae
Nudibranchs Chromodorids (Chromodorididae) - Nacktschnecken. Species: Hypselodoris, Pectenodoris, Mexichromis, Noumea, Risbecia, Thorunna
Chromodorididae

Phyllidiidae
Nudibranchs (Phyllidiids - Phyllidiidae) - Nacktschnecken (Warzenschnecken). Species: Phyllidiella, Phyllidia, Phyllidiopsis, Reticulidia
Phyllidiidae

Polyceridae
Nudibranchs Phanerobranch Dorids - Polyceridae - Neonsternschnecken (Nacktschnecken). Species: Nembrotha, Roboastra, Tambja, Thecacera
Polyceridae

Gymnodorididae
Harlequin nudibranchs (Dorids) - Doridina - Sternschnecken - Gymnodorididae: Gymnodoris
Gymnodorididae

Aegiretidae
Harlequin nudibranchs (Dorids) - Doridina - Sternschnecken:  Aegiridae: Aegires, Notodoris
Aegiretidae

Dendrodorididae
Harlequin nudibranchs (Dorids) - Doridina - Sternschnecken: Dendrodorididae: Dendrodoris
Dendrodorididae

Goniodorididae
Harlequin nudibranchs (Dorids) - Doridina - Sternschnecken: Goniodorididae: Trapania
Goniodorididae

Hexabranchidae
Nudibranchs dorids (Dorididae) - Sternschnecken (Nacktschnecken). Species: Hexabranchus
Hexabranchidae

Dorididae
Nudibranchs dorids (Dorididae) - Sternschnecken (Nacktschnecken). Species: Asteronotus, Atagema, Discodoris, Halgerda, Jorunna, Platydoris, Taringa, Aldisa, Rostanga, Aphelodoris
Dorididae

Dendronotoidea
Dendronotids (Dendronotina) - Baumschnecken. Species: Marionia, Marionopsis, Tritoniopsis, Doto, Scyllaea, Melibe, Armina, Dermatobranchus, Janolus
Dendronotoidea

Arminina
Arminaceans (Arminina) - Furchenschnecken. Species: Armina, Dermatobranchus, Janolus
Arminina

Aeolidiidae
Nudibranchs - Nacktschnecken. Suborder  Aeolidina (Aeolids - Fadenschnecken): Families  Flabellinidae, Glaucidae, species Flabellina, Phidiana, Godiva, Phyllodesmium, Pteraeolidia, Favorinus
Aeolidiidae

Sea Shells
Snails: Worm-shells, Scorpion conchs, Cowries, Lamellarids, Helmet shells, Tun-shells, Wentletraps, Murex shells, Volutes, Conus shells / Vorderkiemenschnecken / Gehäuseschnecken, Kaurischnecken, Porzellanschnecken, Wurmschnecken, Blättchenschnecken, Boothaken, Flügelschnecken, Sturmhauben, Wendeltreppen, Stachelschnecken, Kegelschnecken, Walzenschnecken
Meeresschnecken

Cephalaspidea
Headshield slugs - Kopfschildschnecken: Chelidonura, Philinopsis, Siphopteron
Cephalaspidea

Sacoglossa
Sap sucking slugs - Saftsauger: Plakobranchus, Elysia, Thuridilla
Sacoglossa

Anaspidea
Sea Hares - Seehasen:  Aplysia, Syphonota, Bursatella, Dolabella, Notarchus, Petalifera
Anaspidea

Notaspidea
Side-gilled Slugs - Flankenkiemer: Berthella, Pleurobranchaea, Pleurobranchus, Umbraculum
Notaspidea

Bivalves
Bivalves, Muscheln
Muscheln

Sepia, Cuttlefish
Sepia (cuttlefish). Species on this page: Metasepia, Sepia, Euprymna, Ideosepius, Nautilus
Sepias

Octopus
Cephalopods (sepias, squids, octopus) , photos of mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish and other rare animals - Tintenfisch-Fotos (Sepias, Kraken, Oktopoden) unter anderm vom Mimik-Oktopus, flammenden Sepias und Blauring-Oktopus
Oktopus, Tintenfische

Chitons
Chitons - Käferschnecken
Käferschnecken

Tusk Shells
Tusk Shells - Kahnfüsser: Fustiaria, Dentalium
Kahnfüsser

Shrimps and Prawns
Shrimps and Prawns - Garnelen / Penaeidae - Alpheidae - Stenopdidae - Hippolytidae - Hymenoceridae - Gnathophyllidae - Rhynchocinetidae
Garnelen

Palaemonid Shrimps
Commensal Shrimps - Partnergarnelen / Palaemonidae - Alpheidae Species on this page: Periclimenes, Dasycaris, Hamodactylus, Pontonides,  Pontonides, Vir, Apopontonia, Stegopontonia, Palaemon, Leander, Urocaridella
Felsen- und Partnergarnelen

Shrimps on Echinoderms
Commensal Shrimps - Partnergarnelen / Palaemonidae - Alpheidae Species on this page: Periclimenes, Dasycaris, Hamodactylus, Pontonides,  Pontonides, Vir, Apopontonia, Stegopontonia, Palaemon, Leander, Urocaridella
Garnelen auf Stachelhäuter

Crabs
Hermit Crabs - Coral Hermit Crabs - Squat Lobsters - Porcelain Crabs  / Einsiedlerkrebse - Korallen Einsiedlerkrebse - Springkrebse - Porzellankrebse. Species on this page: Panulirus, Scyllarides, Parribacus, Scyllarus, Dardanus, Paguristes, Paguritta, Allogalathea, Lauriea, Galathea, Lissoporcellana, Neopetrolisthes, Porcellanella
Mittelkrebse

True Crabs
True Crabs (Brachyura) like Sponge Crabs - Box Crabs - Coral Crabs - Pebble crabs - Urchin Crabs - Frog Crabs - Elbow Crabs - Dorippids - Swimmer Crabs - Grapsid Shore Crabs - False Spider Crabs - Echte Krabben wie Schwammkrabben - Schamkrabben - Korallenkrabben - Rundkrabben - Kugelkrabben - Seeigelkrabben - Spannerkrabben - Ellbogenkrabben - Dorippide - Schwimmkrabben - Felsenkrabben - Falsche Spinnenkrabben
Echte Krabben

Spider Crabs,
Spider Crabs - Majidae - Spinnenkrabben. Species on this page: Achaeus, Hoplophrys, Camposcia, Cyclocoeloma, Huenia, Schizophrys, Xenocarcinus
Spinnenkrabben

Mantis shrimps
Mantis shrimps - Heuschreckenkrebsen: Gonodactylinus, Odontodactylus, Pseudosquilla, Lysiosquilla
Heuschreckenkrebse

Lobsters
Lobsters - Slipper lobsters / Langusten - Bärenkrebse
Langustenartige

Isopods, Copepods, Barnacles
Isopods, Copepods, Barnacles, Amphipods, Sea Spiders, Horseshoe Crabs - Asseln, Ruderfusskrebschen, Rankenfüsser, Flohkrebse, Asselspinnen, Pfeilschwanzkrebse
Asseln, Ruderfussk.

Bryozoans
Bryozoanas - Moostierchen. Species on this page: Triphyllozoon, Iodictyum, Scrupocellaria
Moostierchen

Octocorals
Octocorals  (Stoloniferans, soft corals, sea fans, gorgonians, sea pens, Blue Corals)  - Achtstrahlige Korallen (Röhrenkorallen, Weichkorallen, Hornkoralllen, Seefedern, Fächerkorallen, Gorgonien, Blaue Korallen)
Achtstrahlige Korallen

Hexacorals
Zoanthids and Corallimorphians - Krusten- und Scheibenanemonen: Parazoanthus, Amplexidiscus, Discosoma, Pseudocorynactis, Cyclocoeloma
Hexakorallen

Sea Anemones
Sea Anemones (Hexacorallia - Actiniaria) - Seeanemonen: Heteractis, Stichodactyla, Entacmaea, Bunodactis, Condylactis, Dofleinia, Actinodendron, Actinostephanus, Phyllodiscus, Alicia, Triactis, Calliactis, Amphianthus, Nemanthus, Thalassianthus, Heterodactyla, Cryptodendrum, Boloceroides
Seeanemonen

Hard Corals
Stony Corals - Steinkorallen. Species on this page: Pocillopora, Acropora, Montipora, Astreopora, Favia, Diploastrea, Caulastrea, Platygyra, Cyarina, Symphyllia, Lobophyllia, Pectinia, Galaxea, Fungia, Polyphyllia, Heliofungia, Trachyphyllia, Coscinarea, Coscinarea, Goniopora, Alveopora, Pachyseris, Leptoseris, Euphyllia, Plerogyra, Javania, Balanophyllia, Heteropsammia, Dendrophyllia, Tubastrea, Tubinaria
Steinkorallen

Black Corals
Black Corals - Schwarze Korallen. Species on this page: Antipathes, Cirrhipathes, Stichopathes
Schwarze Korallen

Tube Anemones
Tube Anemones - Zylinderrosen. Species on this page:  Cerianthus
Zylinderrosen

Sea Pens
Sea Pens (Pennatulacea)  - Seefedern
Seefedern

Jellyfish
Jellyfish - Quallen. Species on this page: Cassiopea, Mastigias, Lobonema, Netrostoma, Nausithoe, Pelagia, Cyanea
Quallen

Hydroids
Hydroids - Hydrozoen. Species on this page: Plumularia, Macrorhynchia, Aglaophenia, Aglaophenia, Tubularia, Millepora, Stylaster, Distichopora, Pennaria, Halocordyle, Eudendrium, Anthomedusae, Leptomedusae
Hydrozoen

Comb-Jellies
Comb-Jellies - Rippenquallen. Coeloplana
Rippenquallen

Flatworms
Flatworms (Plathelminthes) - Strudelwürmer / Plattwürmer : Acanthozoon,  Maiazoon, Phrikoceros,  Pseudobiceros, Pseudoceros, Thysanozoon, Callioplana, Eurylepta
Strudelwürmer / Plattwürmer

Segmented worms
Segmented worms (Annelida) - Ringelwürmer: Protula, Bispira, Filograna, Filogranella, Spirobranchus,  Sabellastarte, Sabella, Eupolymnia, Gastrolepidia, Chloeia, Oxycera,
Ringelwürmer

Various Worms
Phoronids (Phoronida) - Hufeisenwürmer
Versch. Würmer

Sponges
Sponges (Siliceous Sponges, Calcerous Sponges) - Schwämme (Kalkschwämme, Gemeine Schwämme)
Schwämme

Forams
Forams (Foraminiferida) - Wurzelfüsser Foraminifera
Wurzelfüsser

Overview

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Kurzübersicht

You find the over 400 photos of Cnidarians on 6 pages. STARTING PAGE

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Die über 400 Fotos von Nesseltieren sind auf 6 Seiten aufgeteilt. STARTSEITE

Jellyfish and Hydroids

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Quallen und Hydrozoen

Octocorals (on this page)

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Achtstrahlige Korallen (auf dieser Seite)
Sea Anemones (Hexacorals)
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Seeanemonen (Sechsstrahlige Korallen)
Hard Corals (Hexacorals)
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Steinkorallen (Sechsstrahlige Korallen)
Black Corals and Tube Anemones (Hexacorals)
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Schwarze Korallen und Zylinderanemonen (Sechsstrahlige Korallen)

Other Hexacorals
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Übrige Sechsstrahlige Korallen

Also

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Ausserdem

More links about Cnidarians ( Corals and anemones , Hydroids - Jellyfish etc.)

Was bietet Starfish zum Thema Nesseltiere (Hydrozoen, Quallen, Korallen und Anemonen etc.)

I identified each animal to my best knowledge, but mistakes are possible. Please write to me, if you have any questions. Latin names according to WoRMS (World Register of Marine Species) and ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System). For an example of the Taxonomic Hierarchy look at the frogfish.

Ich habe alle Tiere nach meinem besten Wissen identifiziert, Fehler sind jedoch möglich. Bitte schreibe mir, falls Du Fragen hast. Lateinische Bezeichnungen nach WoRMS (World Register of Marine Species) und ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System). Siehe auch Systematik im Pflanzen- und Tierreich.


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