An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

Soft coral and Sea fan images (Order Alcyonacea)
Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order)

Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Alcyoniina (Suborder) > Alcyoniidae (Family)

Alcyonium digitatum Linnaeus, 1758 - Dead man's fingers

Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Holaxonia (Suborder) > Gorgoniidae (Family)

Eunicella verrucosa (Pallas, 1766)
- Pink sea fan or Lady thorn

Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Stolonifera (Suborder) > Clavulariidae (Family)

Sarcodictyon catenatum Forbes, 1847 ?
- A Clavulariid anthozoan

Click here for images of Scyphozoa and Staurozoa

Soft coral Sea fan Order Alcyonacea images