APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

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

Alcyoniina (Suborder) > Alcyoniidae (Family)

Alcyonium
Alcyonium digitatum Linnaeus, 1758 - Dead man's fingers

Holaxonia (Suborder) > Gorgoniidae (Family)

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

Stolonifera (Suborder) > Clavulariidae (Family)

Sarcodictyon
Sarcodictyon catenatum Forbes, 1847 ?
- A clavulariid anthozoan

Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Octocorallia (Subclass) > Pennatulacea (Order)

Subselliflorae (Suborder) > Pennatulidae (Family)

Pennatula
Pennatula phosphorea Linnaeus, 1758
- Phosphorescent sea pen

Subselliflorae (Suborder) > Virgulariidae (Family)

Virgularia
Virgularia mirabilis (Müller, 1776) - Slender sea pen

Click here for images of Scyphozoa and Staurozoa

Sealife Survey
Record UK marine life using the the Marine Biological Association's Sealife Survey (external link)

Soft coral Sea fan and Sea pen images Orders Alcyonacea and Pennatulacea images