Sanamyan N.P.1, Sanamyan K.E.1, Schories D.2,3 2015. Shallow water Actiniaria and Corallimorpharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from King George Island, Antarctica // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.12. No.1: 1–51 [in English].

1 Kamchatka Branch of Pacific Geographical Institute, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Partizanskaya 6, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, 683000, Russia. E-mail: actiniaria@sanamyan.com

2 Instituto de Ciencias Marinas y Limnológicas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile.

3 Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 6, 18059 Rostock, Germany. E-mail: dirk.schories@uni-rostock.de

ABSTRACT: Antarctic sea anemones, with few exceptions, are known mainly from dredged or trawled samples while the shallow water anemone fauna of this region is poorly known. In the present paper, we present records of 10 species of sea anemones collected and photographed in situ on diver accessible depths (down to 40 m) on King George Island. Three species, Edwardsia inachi sp.n., Armactinia antarctica gen.n. sp.n. and Corallimorphus karinae sp.n. are described as new. The remaining species are briefly described and discussed. Descriptions include new data on nematocysts and shape of spermatozoa.

KEY WORDS: sea anemones, actinians, Actiniaria, Corallimorpharia, Antarctic.

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