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Urticina clandestina Sanamyan, Sanamyan, McDaniel, 2013
Sea Anemone
Family: Actinidae
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Distribution of Urticina clandestina in British Columbia
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Urticina clandestina is a newly described species from British Columbia that may have a wider range along the Pacific Coast (Sanamyan and Schories 2013). These authors say: "Similar (or, possibly, at least in part the same) species occurring along Pacific coast of USA and Canada [are] often wrongly identified as Urticina coriacea. The name Urticina coriacea is not valid, this name is a junior synonym of Urticina felina, a species known only from European seas and [does] not occurs in Pacific."


Sanamyan N, K. Sanamyan, N. McDaniel, 2013. Two new shallow water sea anemones of the family Actiniidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from British Columbia (NE Pacific). Invertebrate Zoology 10(2): 199-216.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Urticina coriacea (Cuvier, 1798)

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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2023-03-23 2:06:50 PM]
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