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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraorder  Thenaria
Rank  Family
Higher classification  Thenaria
Subclass  Hexacorallia
Suborder  Nyantheae
Scientific name  Actiniidae
Phylum  Cnidaria
Order  Sea anemone
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Lower classifications  Anthopleura, Bubble‑tip anemone, Snakelocks anemone, Giant Green Anemone, Aggregating anemone

The Actiniidae is the largest family of sea anemones, to which most common, temperate, shore species belong. Most members of this family do not participate in symbioses with fishes. Three exceptions are the bubble-tip anemone (with anemonefish and certain cardinalfish), snakelocks anemone (with Bucchich's goby) and Urticina piscivora (with painted greenling).

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The systematics of Actiniidae is often quite difficult. The problem with identification of genera within this family is that most species are readily distinguishable when alive but when fixated lose their color and some other features. Arrangement of tentacles is important in defining genera for Actiniaria families. There may be one tentacle per space between mesenteries or there may be more than one tentacle between each two mesenteries. Members of the family Actiniidae have one tentacle per space.

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Genera in this family include:

Actiniidae Entacmaea Quadricolor Commonly Called Bubble Tip Anemone Among


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