Cerianthus membranaceus

Scientific name Cerianthus membranaceus
Descriptor Spallanzani
Year of description 1784
IUCN category LC
Family Cerianthidae
Genus Cerianthus
Cerianthus membranaceus Cerianthus membranaceus


Cerianthus membranaceus is a salt water cnidarian from the Mediterranean Sea.

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Who is it?


  • Size
    15 - 30 cm
  • Size
    15 - 30 cm

How to recognize Cerianthus membranaceus ?

Cerianthus membranaceus measures between 15 and 30 cm. This cnidarian is unicolore with a predominantly jaune body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
  • Diet
  • Way of living


  • Reproduction
  • Larva type

Risks for humans

  • Venomous

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    18 - 26 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 80 m

Biotope presentation

Cerianthus membranaceus is most often found at a depth between 2m and 80m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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Aurélien Calas

Aurélien Calas


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Bibliographic references

The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future - S.N. Stampar - Springer link - 2016. Ceriantharia in Current Systematics: Life Cycles, Morphology and Genetics (chapitre 5)

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