Geographical Species List

List of Mediterranean Hexacorallia – from the book Das Mittelmeer, Fauna, Flora, Ökologie, Band II/1, Bestimmungsführer, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin,ed: Robert Hofrichter (2003)

List of Mediterranean Octocorallia – from the book Das Mittelmeer, Fauna, Flora, Ökologie, Band II/1, Bestimmungsführer, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin,ed: Robert Hofrichter (2003)

List of European Actiniaria (European Register of Marine Species)

List of Hawaian Anthozoa

– List of Chilean Actiniaria, paper 1 (general biogiography), paper 2 (focus on fjord region)

– List of South African sea anemones

– List of Antarctic sea anemones (available soon)

Cnidaria bibliography of the Iberian Peninsula, Iberian anthozoa database




Publications of the Huinay Scientific Field Station

  • Fernandez J.C.C., C. A. Cardenas, Bravo, G. Lobo-Hajdu, P. Willenz & E. Hajdu (2016): Lissodendoryx (Ectyodoryx) Lundbeck, 1909 (Coelosphaeridae, Poecilosclerida, Demospongiae) from Southern Chile: new species and a discussion of morphologic characters in the subgenus. Zootaxa 4092 (1): 069–089
  • Polidori C, V Michelsen & JL Nieves-Aldrey (2015 – in press) Leucophora Satellite Flies (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) as Nest Parasites of Sweat Bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in the Neotropics. Neotropical Entomology. DOI: 10.1007/s13744-015-0301-x
  • Outeiro L, F Viddi, R Hucke-Gaete, G Försterra, V Häussermann, H Oyarzo, K Kosiel, S Villasante (2015 online – in press): Using ecosystem services mapping for marine spatial planning in Southern Chile under scenario assessment. Ecosystem Services. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.03.004
  • Krapp-Schickel T, V Häussermann & W Vader (2015): A new Stenothoe species (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Stenothoidae) living on Boloceropsis platei (Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from Chilean Patagonia. Helgoland Marine Research 69: 213-220.
  • Jackson DJ., K Mann, V Häussermann, M Schilhabel, C Lüter, E Griesshaber, W Schmahl, G Wörheide (2015): The Magellania venosa Biomineralizing Proteome: A Window into Brachiopod Shell Evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution 7(5): 1349-1362.
  • Häussermann V, C Spano, M Thiel & K Lohrmann (2015): First record of the sea anemone Diadumene lineata (Verrill, 1869) (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from the Chilean coast. Spixiana 38 (1): 39-42.
  • Häussermann V & Försterra G (2015): In situ broadcast spawning of Corynactis sp. in Chilean Patagonia. Coral Reefs 34: 119.
  • Breedy, O., Cairns, S. and Häussermann, V. (2015): A new alcyonian octocoral (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Octocorallia) from Chilean fjords. Zootaxa 3919 (2): 327-334.
  • Polidori C & JL Nieves-Aldrey (2015) Comparative flight morphology in queens of invasive and native Patagonian bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Bombus). Comptes Rendus Biologies 338: 126-133.
  • Schlatter R, V Häussermann & G Försterra G (2015): Some like it hot – hummingbirds making use of hotsprings in Chilean Patagonia (Neornithes, Apodiformes, Trochilidae). Spixiana 38 (1): 48.
  • Güller M. & Zelaya D.G. (2015) Bivalves from the Chilean Fjords Region: Knowns and unknowns Amer. Malac. Bull. 33(2): 1-12
  • Delibes-Mateos M, F Díaz-Ruiz, J Caro, P Ferreras (2014) Activity patterns of the vulnerable guiña (Leopardus guigna) and its main prey in the Valdivian rainforest of southern Chile. Mammal. Biol.,
  • Delibes-Mateos M, F Díaz-Ruiz, J Caro, P Ferreras (2014) Caracterización de la comunidad de mamíferos de un área remota del sur de Chile mediante el uso combinado de metodologías. Galemys, 26:65-75.
  • Försterra G, V Häussermann, J Laudien, C Jantzen, J Sellanes and P Muñoz (2014): Mass die off of the cold-water coral Desmophyllum dianthus in the Chilean Patagonian fiord region. Bulletin of Marine Science 90 (3): 895-899.
  • Galea HR, D Schories, G Försterra & V Häussermann (2014): New species and new records of hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Chile. Zootaxa 3852 (1): 001-050.
  • Graham J. Edgar, RD Stuart-Smith, TJ Willis, S Kininmonth, SC Baker, S Banks, NS Barrett, MA Becerro, ATF Bernard, J Berkhout, CD Buxton, SJ Campbell, AT Cooper, M Davey, SC Edgar, G Försterra, DE Galvan, AJ Irigoyen, DJ Kushner, R Moura, PE Parnell, NT Shears, G Soler, EMA Strain & RJ Thomson (2014): Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features. Nature 506: 216-221. doi:10.1038/nature13022.
  • Häussermann V & G Försterra (2014): Vast reef-like accumulation of the hydrocoral Errina antarctica (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) wiped out in Central Patagonia. Coral Reefs 33 (1) 29. DOI 10.1007/s00338-013-1088-z.
  • Häussermann V & E Rodríguez (2014): A new species of isanthid anemone (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from Chilean Patagonia, Anthoparactis fossii n. gen. et sp. Helgoland Marine Research 68(3):431-438. DOI 10.1007/s10152-014-0399-y
  • Macaya EC, R Riosmena-Rodríguez, RR Melzer, R Meyer, G Försterra, V Häussermann (2014): Rhodolith beds in the South-East Pacific. Marine Biodiversity. DOI 10.1007/s12526-014-0254-z
  • Mayr C, L Rebolledo, K Schulte, A Schuster, B Zolitschka, G Försterra and V Häussermann (2014): Responses of nitrogen and carbon deposition rates in Comau Fjord (42°S, Southern Chile) to natural and anthropogenic impacts during the last century. Continental and Shelf Research 78 (2014): 29-38.
  • Olsen LM, KL Hernández, M Van Ardelan, JL Iriarte, N Sánchez, HE González, N Tokle, Y Olsen (2014) Responses in the microbial food web to increased rates of nutrient supply in a southern Chilean fjord: possible implications of cage aquaculture. Aquaculture Environment Interactions 6: 11-27.
  • ·         Phillips AJ, BB Georgiev, A Waeschenbach & J Mariaux (2014) Two new and two redescribed species of Anonchotaenia (Cestoda: Paruterinidae) from South American birds. Folia Parasitologica 61 (5): 441–461.
  • Rodrıguez E, MS Barbeitos, MR Brugler, LM Crowley, A Grajales, L Gusmao, V Häussermann, A Reft, M Daly (2014) Hidden among Sea Anemones: The First Comprehensive Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Order Actiniaria (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Hexacorallia) Reveals a Novel Group of Hexacorals. PLoS ONE 9(5): e96998. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096998.
  • Sandoval-Sierra, JV, F Latif, MP Martín, L Zaror, J Diéguez-Uribeondo (2014): Saprolegnia species affecting the salmonid aquaculture in Chile and their associations with fish developmental stage. Aquaculture 434 (2014): 462–469.  doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.09.005.
  • Smith D. R., C. Polidori & J.L. Nieves-Aldrey (2014) Notes on two unusual species of Symphyta (Hymenoptera: Pergidae, Xiphydriidae) from Chile, with the first report of a gall-inducing sawfly from the Neotropical Region. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 54: 171–174.
  • Spano CA, N Rozbaczylo, V Häussermann y R Bravo (2014): Re-description of the sea anemones Anthopleura hermaphroditica and Bunodactis hermaphroditica (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from Chile. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografía 48 (3): 521-534.
  • Quintero C, LA Garibaldi, A Grez, C Polidori & JL Nieves-Aldrey (2014) Galls of the Temperate Forest of Southern South America: Argentina and Chile, in Fernandes GW & JC Santos (eds.), Neotropical Insect Galls, Springer Science, Dordrecht, p.429-463. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-8783-3_21
  • Weis A, R Meyer, L Dietz, JS Dömel, F Leese and RR Melzer (2014) Pallenopsis patagonica (Hoek, 1881) – a species complex revealed by morphology and DNA barcoding, with description of a new species of Pallenopsis Wilson, 1881. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 110–131.
  • Zapata-Hernández G, J Sellanes, C Mayr, P Muñoz (2014): Benthic food web structure in the Comau fjord, Chile (~42°S): preliminary assessment including a site with chemosynthetic activity. Progress in Oceanography 129: 149–158.
  • Muñoz P, J Sellanes, K Villalobos, G Zapata-Hernández, C Mayr, K Araya (2014): Geochemistry of reduced fluids from shallow cold vents hosting chemosynthetic communities (Comau Fjord, Chilean Patagonia, ~42°S) . Progress in Oceanography 129: 159-169.
  • Baumgarten S, J Laudien, C Jantzen, V Häussermann, G Försterra (2013): Population structure, growth and production of a recent brachiopod from the Chilean fjord region. Marine Ecology 35 (4): 401-413. DOI:10.1111/maec.12097.
  • Fillinger L & C Richter (2013): Vertical and horizontal distribution of Desmophyllum dianthus in Comau Fjord, Chile: A cold water coral thriving at low pH. PeerJ 1:e194
  • Försterra G, V Häussermann, RR Melzer & A Weis (2013): A deep water pycnogonid close to the beach: Colossendeis macerrima Hoek, 1881 spotted at 18 m in the Chilean fjords. Spixiana 36 (1): 20.
  • Hajdu E, R Desqueyroux-Faúndez, M de Souza Carvalho, G Lôbo-Hajdu & P Willenz (2013): Twelve new Demospongiae (Porifera) from Chilean fjords, with remarks upon sponge-derived biogeographic compartments in the SE Pacific.Zootaxa 3744: 1-64.
  • Hassenrück C, C Jantzen, G Försterra & V Häussermann (2013): Rates of apical septal extension of Desmophyllum dianthus: effect of association with endolithic photo-autotrophs. Marine Biology 160 (11): 2919-2927. DOI:10.1007/s00227-013-2281-x.
  • Häussermann V, G Försterra, RR Melzer and R Meyer (2013): Gradual changes of benthic biodiversity in Comau fjord, Chilean Patagonia – lateral observations over a decade of taxonomic research. Spixiana 36 (2): 161-171.
  • Häussermann V, J Acevedo, G Försterra, M Bailey, A Aguayo-Lobo (2013): Killer whales in Chilean Patagonia: Population, behavioural observations, and individual identifications. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia 48 (1): 73-85.
  • Iriarte JL, S Pantoja, HE González, G Silva, H Paves, PE Labbé, L Rebolledo, M Van Ardelan, V Häussermann (2013): Phytoplankton response to nitrate in Comau Fjord (42.2°S) in Patagonia, (Chile), using a microcosms approach. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185 (5): 5055-70. DOI 10.1007/s10661-012-2925-1.
  • Jantzen C and GM Schmidt (2013): Gaining ground – cleaning with mesenterial filaments by the cold-water corals Desmophyllum dianthus?  Bulletin of Marine Science 89 (2): 503-504.
  • Jantzen C, V Häussermann, G Försterra, J Laudien, Ardelan M, Maier S, Richter C (2013): Occurrence of a cold-water coral along natural pH gradients (Patagonia, Chile). Marine Biology 160 (10): 2597-2607. DOI 10.1007/s00227-013-2254-0.
  • Jantzen C, J Laudien, S Sokol, F Kupprat, G Försterra, V Häussermann and C Richter (2013): In situ short-term growth rates of a cold-water coral. Marine and Freshwater Research 64 (7): 631-641. DOI:
  • Landler L & PV von Oheimb (2013): Y-axis orientation in South American freshwater snails (Chilina patagonica) Molluscan Research 33 (2): 98-103.
  • Lauretta D, V Häusserman, MR Brugler, E Rodriguez (2013): Isoparactis fionae sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from Southern Patagonia with a discussion of the family Isanthidae. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 14 (1). 31-42. DOI 10.1007/s13127-013-0149-z.
  • Mackenzie R, C Pedrós-Alió, B Díez (2013): Bacterial composition of microbial mats in hot springs in Northern Patagonia: Variations with seasons and temperature. Extremophiles 17 (1): 123-136.
  • Meyer R, A Weis and RR Melzer (2013): Decapoda of Southern Chile: DNA Barcoding and integrative taxonomy with focus on the genera Acanthocyclus and Eurypodius. Systematics and Biodiversity 11 (3): 389-404. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2013.83314.
  • Polidori C, JL Nieves-Aldrey, F Gilbert, GE Rotheray (2013): Hidden in taxonomy: Batesian mimicry by a syrphid fly towards a Patagonian bumblebee. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7 (1): 32-40. DOI: 10.1111/icad.12028.
  • Quintero C, LA Garibaldi, A Grea, C Polidori & JL Nieves-Aldrey (2013): Galls of the temperate forest of southern South America: Argentina and Chile. In: Fernandes W & JC Santos (eds). Neotropical Insect Galls. Springer.
  • Rodriguez E, M Mendoza, V Häussermann (2013): New records and redescription of Halcurias pilatus McMurrich, 1893 and Halcurias mcmurrichi Uchida, 2004 (Actiniaria, Endocoelantheae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 93 (8): 2089-2100. DOI:10.1017/S0025315413000775.
  • Sandoval-Sierra JV, MP Martin, J Diéguez-Uribeondo (2013): Species identification in the genus Saprolegnia (Oomycetes): defining DNA-based molecular operational taxonomic units. Fungal Biology 118, 559-578. DOI:10.1016/j.funbio.2013.10.005.
  • Spano, CA & V Flores (2013) Staining protocol for the histological study of sea anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniaria) with recommendations for anaesthesia and fixation of specimens. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 41 (5): 1019-1024.
  • Spano CA, N Rozbaczylo, V Häussermann and R Bravo (2013): Re-description of the actiniid species Anthopleura hermaphroditica and  Bunodactis hermaphroditica (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from Chile. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia (Valparaiso) 48 (3): 521-534.
  • Ugalde JA, MJ Gallardo, C Belmar, P Muñoz, N Ruiz-Tagle, et al. (2013): Microbial Life in a Fjord: Metagenomic Analysis of a Microbial Mat in Chilean Patagonia. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71952. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071952.
  • Widmer VC., BB Georgiev and J Mariaux (2013): A new genus of Hymenolepididae (Cestoda) from Sephanoides sephanoides (Apodiformes, Trochilidae) in Northern Patagonia (Chile) Acta Parasitologica 58 (1): 105-111.
  • Cañete JI & V Häussermann (2012): Colonial life under the Humboldt Current System: deep-sea corals from O´Higgins I seamount. Latin American Journal Aquatic Research 40 (2): 467-472.
  • Försterra G and V Häussermann (2012): Report on sustained southern blue whales sightings (Balaenoptera musculus Linnaeus, 1758) in a narrow fjord during autumn-winter in southern Chile. Spixiana 35 (2): 237-245.
  • Güller M & DG Zelaya (2012): A new species of Mysella Angas, 1877 from Southern Chile (Bivalvia: Galeommatoidea). Malacologia 55 (2): 369–372.
  • Häussermann V, G Försterra, and E Plotnek (2012): Sightings of marine mammals and birds in the Comau fjord, Northern Patagonia, between 2003 and mid 2012. Spixiana 35 (2): 247-262.
  • Hüne M, J Ojeda (2012) Estructura del ensamble de peces costeros de los canales y fiordos de la zona central de la Patagonia chilena (48º-52ºS). Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía 47 (3): 451-460.
  • Iriarte JL, Pantoja S, González HE, Silva G, Paves H, Labbé PE, Rebolledo L, Van Ardelan M, Häussermann V (2012): Phytoplankton response to nitrate in Comau Fjord (42.2°S) in Patagonia, (Chile), using a microcosms approach. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment DOI 10.1007/s10661-012-2925-1.
  • McCulloch M, J Trotter, P Montagna, J Falter, R Dunbar, A Freiwald, G Försterra, M Lopez Correa, C Maier, A Ruggeberg, Marco Tavianil (2012): Boron Isotope Systematics of Cold-water Scleractinian Corals: Internal pH Up-regulation and Response to Ocean Acidification. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 87: 21-34.
  • Rodríguez, E, M Barbeitos, M Daly, LC Gusmão & V Häussermann (2012). Towards a natural classification: Phylogeny of acontiate sea anemones (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Actiniaria). Cladistics 1: 1-18.
  • Silva de Paula T, C Zilberberg, E Hajdu & G Lôbo-Hajdu (2012): Morphology and molecules on opposite sides of the diversity gradient: Four cryptic species of the Cliona celata (Porifera, Demospongia) comples in South America revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 529-541.
  • Weis, A & RR Melzer (2012): Chilean and Subantarctic Pycnogonida collected by the “Huinay Fjordos” Expeditions 2005-2011. Zoosystematics and Evolution 88 (2): 185-203.
  • Weis A, R Meyer, RR Melzer (2012): How did sea spiders recolonize the Chilean fjords after glaciation? DNA barcoding of Pycnogonida, with remarks on phylogeography of Achelia assimilis (Haswell, 1885). Systematics and Biodiversity 10 (3): 361-374.
  • Carvalho MS, R Desqueyroux-Faundez and E Hajdu (2011): Taxonomic notes on Poecillastra sponges (Astrophorida: Pachastrellidae), with the description of three new bathyal southeastern Pacific species.  Scientia Marina 75(3):  477-492.
  • Donald KM, DB Keeney & HG Spencer (2011): Contrasting population makeup of two intertidal gastropod species that differ in dispersal opportunities. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 396: 224–232.
  • Güller M & DG Zelaya (2011): On the generic allocation of Aligena pisum Dall, 1908. Malagologia 53 (2): 373-378.
  • Lehmann T, C Weinzierl & RR Melzer (2011): SEM-description of the first larval instar of Achelia assimilis (Haswell, 1884) J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK (online version published, printed version in press).
  • Mayr CC, G Försterra, V Häussermann, A Wunderlich & J Grau (2011): Stable isotope variability in a Chilean fjord food web: implications for N- and C-cycles. Marine Ecology Progress Series 428: 89-104.
  • Miller KJ, AA Rowden, A Williams & V Häussermann (2011): Out of their depth? Isolated deep populations of the cosmopolitan coral Desmophyllum dianthus may be highly vulnerable to environmental change. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019004.
  • Sánchez N, HE González & JL Iriarte (2011): Trophic interactions of pelagic crustaceans in Comau Fjord (Chile): their role in the food web structure. Journal of Plankton Research 33(5): 1-18.
  • Schweizer M, D Fontaine & J Pawlowski (2011): Phylogenetic position of two Patagonian Cibicididae (Rotaliida, Foraminifera): Cibicidoides dispars (d’Orbigny), 1839 and C. variabilis (d’Orbigny), 1826. Revue de Micropaleontologie 54: 175-182.
  • Soto-Benavides R & L Flores-Toro (2011) Estudio fitosociológico de la vegetación boscosa de Huinay, provincia de Palena (Región de Los Lagos, Chile). LAZAROA 32:137-151.
  • Torres R, S Pantoja, N Harada, HE Gonzalez, G Daneri, M Frangopulos, JA Rutllant, CM Duarte, S Rúiz-Halpern, E Mayol, M Fukasawa (2011): Air-sea CO2 fluxes along the coast of Chile: From CO2 outgassing in central-northern upwelling waters to CO2 sequestering in southern Patagonian fjords. Journal of Geophysical Research. 116.XXXXXX doi:10.1029/2010JC006344.
  • Iriarte JL, HE González & L Nahuelhual (2010): Patagonian Fjord Ecosystems in Southern Chile as a Highly Vulnerable Region: Problems and Needs. AMBIO 39:463–466.
  • Macaya EC & GC Zuccarello (2010): Genetic structure of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera along the southeastern Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 420: 103-112.
  • Smith AM & DE Clark, (2010). Skeletal carbonate mineralogy of bryozoans from Chile: an independent check of phylogenetic patterns. Palaios 25: 229-233.
  • Azevedo F, E Hajdu, P Willenz & M Klautau (2009): New records of Calcareous sponges (Porifera, Calcarea) from the Chilean coast. Zootaxa 2072: 1-30.
  • Beaucournu JC, K Ardiles & DA Gonzalez-Acuña: (2009) : Deux Dasypsyllus nouveaux du Chili (Insecta : Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae). Parasite 16 : 107-110.
  • Galea H, V Häussermann & G Försterra (2009): New additions to the hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the fjord region of southern Chile. Zootaxa 2019: 1-28.
  • Harper EM, SL Peck & KR Hendry (2009): Patterns of shell repair in articulate brachiopods indicate size constitutes a refuge from predation. Marine Biology 156:1993–2000.
  • Hausmann A & L Parra (2009): An unexpected hotspot of moth biodiversity in Chilean northern Patagonia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Zootaxa 1919: 58-60.
  • Häussermann V, M Dawson & G Försterra (2009): First record of the moon jellyfish, Aurelia (Scyphozoa: Semaeostomeae), for Chile. Spixiana 32 (1): 3-7.
  • Lagger C, M Tatián, V Häussermann & G Försterra (2009): Ascidians (Chordata; Ascidiacea) from the southern Chilean Comau Fjord. Spixiana 32 (2): 173-185.
  • Lauretta, D, V Häussermann & P Penchaszadeh (2009): Re-description of Parabunodactis imperfecta (Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from the Patagonian Argentinean coast (2009). Spixiana 32 (2):167-172.
  • Sinniger F & V Häussermann (2009): Zoanthids (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Zoanthidae) from shallow water of the southern Chilean fjord region with the description of a new genus and two new species. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 9(1): 23-36.
  • Yáñez E, C Silva, R Vega, F Espíndola, L Álvarez, N Silva, S Palma, S Salinas, E Menschel, V Häussermann, D Soto & N Ramírez (2009): Seamounts in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and biodiversity on Juan Fernandez seamounts, Chile. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res., 37(3): 555 – 570.
  • Försterra G, V Häussermann & C Lüter (2008): Mass occurrences of the recent brachiopod Magellania venosa (Terebratellidae) in the fjords Comau and Renihue, Chile. Marine Ecology.
  • Försterra G & V Häussermann (2008): Unusual symbiotic relationships between microendolithic phototrophic organisms and azooxanthellate Scleractinia from Chilean fjords. Marine Ecology Progress Series 370: 121-125.
  • Hajdu Eduardo & R Desqueyroux-Faúndez (2008): A reassessment of the phylogeny and biogeography of Rhabderemia Topsent, 1890 (Rhabderemiidae, Poecilosclerida, Demospongiae). Revue suisse de Zoologie 115(2): 377-395.
  • Häussermann V & G Försterra (2008): A new species of sea anemone from the Chilean fjord region, Paraisanthus n. sp. (Actiniaria: Isanthidae), with a discussion of the family Isanthidae Carlgren, 1938. Zootaxa 1897: 27-42.
  • Melzer RR & E Schwabe (2008) First record of an early pea crab stage on Tonicia chilensis. (Frembly, 1827) (Mollusca, Polyplacophora). Zootaxa 1919: 58-60.
  • Altnöder A., JM Bohn, IM Räuckert & E Schwabe (2007): The presumed shelled juvenile of the parasitic gastropod Entocolax schiemenzii Voigt, 1901 (Gastropoda: Entoconchidae) and its holothurian host Chiridota pisanii Ludwig, 1886 (Holothuroidea: Chiridotidae). Spixiana 30 (2): 187-199.
  • Esteves EL, G Lôbo-Hajdu & E Hajdu (2007): Three new species of Crambe Vosmaer, 1880 (Crambeidae, Poecilosclerida, Demospongiae) from south-east Pacific fjords (Chilean Patagonia), with comments on morphologic characters in the genus. JMBA 87: 1367-1378.
  • Galea H (2007): Hydroids and hydromedusae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the region of south-Chilean fjords. Zootaxa 1597: 1-116.
  • Galea H & L Leclere (2007): On some morphologically aberrant, auto-epizootic forms of Plumularia setacea (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from southern Chile. Zootaxa 1484: 39-49.
  • Galea H, G Försterra & V Häussermann (2007): Additions to the hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the fjords region of southern Chile. Zootaxa 1650: 55-68.
  • Galea H, V Häussermann & G Försterra (2007): Cnidaria, Hydrozoa: First records, local and extended world distribution, region of south-Chilean fjords. Check List 3(4): 308-320.
  • Galea H, V Häussermann & G Försterra (2007): Hydrozoa, fjord Comau, Chile. Check list 3(2): 159-167.
  • Häussermann V & G Försterra (2007): Extraordinary abundance of hydrocorals (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Stylasteridae) in shallow water of the Patagonian fjord region. Polar Biology 30 (4): 487-492.
  • Häussermann, V & G Försterra (2007): Large assemblages of cold-water corals in Chile: a summary of recent findings and potential impacts. Pages 195­-207 in George R. Y. and S. D. Cairns, eds. Conservation and adaptive management of seamount and deep-sea coral ecosystems. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami. 324 p.
  • van Ofwegen L, V Häussermann & G Försterra (2007): The genus Alcyonium (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Alcyoniidae) in Chile. Zootaxa 1607: 1-19.
  • Galea H (2006): Rediscovery and redescription of Hybocodon chilensis Hartlaub, 1905 from south-Chilean fjords. Zootaxa 1258: 57-68.
  • Galea H (2006): Two new species of the genus Halopteris (Cnidaria; Hydrozoa) from the Chilean fjords. Zootaxa 1165: 57-68.
  • Hajdu, E, R Desqueyroux-Faundez & P Willenz (2006): Clathria (Cornulotrocha) rosetafiordica sp.nov. from a SE Pacific Fjord (Chilean Patagonia) (Microcionidae, Poecilosclerida, Demospongiae). JMBA 86: 957-961.
  • Häussermann V (2006): Biodiversity of Chilean sea anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa): distribution patterns and biogeographic implications; ; including new records for the fjord region. Investigaciones Marinas 34 (2): 23-35.
  • Melzer RR, M Schrödl, V Häussermann, G Försterra & MF Montoya Bravo (2006): Pycnogonids on cnidarians at fjord Comau, Southern Chile: a report on 2005 SCUBA collections. Spixiana 29: 237-242.
  • Schwabe E, G Försterra, V Häussermann, MA Alarcón & M Schrödl (2006): Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from the southern Chilean Comau Fjord. A preliminary report. Zootaxa 1341: 1-27.
  • van Ofwegen L, V Häussermann & G Försterra (2006): A new genus of soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Clavulariidae) from Chile. Zootaxa 1219: 47-57.
  • Cairns S, V Häussermann & G Försterra (2005): A review of the Scleractinia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) of Chile, with the description of two new species. Zootaxa 1018: 14-46.
  • Försterra G, L Beuck, V Häussermann & A Freiwald (2005): Shallow water Desmophyllum dianthus (Scleractinia) from Chile: characteristics of the biocenoses, the bioeroding community, heterotrophic interactions and (palaeo)-bathymetrical implications. In: Freiwald, A, Roberts JM (eds.): Cold-water corals and ecosystems. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 937-977.
  • Häussermann, V & G Försterra (2005): Distribution patterns of Chilean shallow-water sea anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria, Corallimorpharia); with a discussion of the taxonomic and zoogeographic relationships between the actinofauna of the South East Pacific, the South West Atlantic and Antarctica. Pages 91-102 in Arntz WE, GA Lovrich and S Thatje, eds. The Magellan-Antarctic connection: links and frontiers at high southern latitudes. Scientia Marina 69 (Suppl. 2).
  • Schrödl M, MA Alarcón, LR Bedriñana, FJ Bravo, CM Bustamante, R Carvalho, G Försterra, C Gallardo, V Häussermann & Andrea Salmen (2005): Nudipleura (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) from the southern Chilean Comau Fjord, with redescription of Polycera priva Marcus, 1959 (2005). Vita Malacologica 3: 23-33.
  • Häussermann V (2004): Identifications and taxonomy of soft-bodied hexacorals exemplified by Chilean sea anemones; including guidelines for sampling, preservation and examination. J. Mar. Biol. Ass.UK 84: 931-936
  • Häussermann V (2004): Re-description of Phymactis papillosa (Lesson, 1830) and Phymanthea pluvia (Drayton in Dana, 1846) (Cnidaria: Anthozoa), two common actiniid sea anemones from the south east Pacific with a discussion of related genera. Zool. Meded. 78: 345-381
  • Häussermann V (2004): The sea anemone genus Actinostola Verrill, 1883: variability and utility of traditional taxonomic features; and a re-description of Actinostola chilensis McMurrich, 1904. Pol. Biol. 28: 26-28.
  • Försterra G & V Häussermann (2003): First report on large scleractinian (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) accumulations in cold-temperate shallow water of south Chilean fjords. Zool. Verh. Leiden 345: 117-128.

Anthozoologist List (young)

The Young Anthozoologists…

… are a group of young scientists working with anthozoans. This group was founded in 2003 and first met during the VII the Coelenterate Congress which took place in Lawrence, Kansas, in July 2003. Especially when studying the taxonomy of anthozoans, many of us were working quite isolated, often lacking colleagues to discuss with. Especially for the soft-bodied hexacorals (Actiniaria, Corallimorpharia, Zoanthidae and Ceriantharia) that have no hard structures such as skeleton or spicules, a founded identification requires a lot of experience. However, there are only a handful of experts left from whom we can learn and whom we can ask for advice. Most of them agreed to be mentors of this group. This website should be a platform to maintain and enhance the contact.

I am aware that this list is NOT complete, so please let me know if you notice any errors or if information is missing or has to be updated.

1. Taxonomy, morphology, biology, ecology, biogeography, evolution and phylogeny of…


–         Dr. Ron Ates (Netherlands), field of work: Mediterranean and north East Atlantic Actiniaria, Corallimorpharia and Cerantharia, e-mail:,

–         Dr. Fabián Acuña (Argentina), Universidad de Mar del Plata, Argentina, e-mail:, field of work: biology and ecology of Argentinian sea anemones, website:

–         Dr. Adorian Ardelean (Romania), University of Timisoara, Romania, e-mail:, field of work: systematics of Actinodendridae, Romanian sea anemones; sea anemone database; synonymy program, websites: My Nature:,

–         Dr. Marymegan Daly (USA), Ass. Professor, Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 1512 Museum of Biological Diversity, 1315 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43210, USA, Phone: 614-247-8412, Fax: 614-247-8412, e-mail:, field of work: phylogeny and systematics of the family Edwardsiidae; revision of the genera Anthopleura and Bunodactis, molecular methods…, website:

–         Dr. Adriana Excoffon (Argentina), Universidad de Mar del Plata, Argentina, e-mail:, field of work: biology of Argentinean sea anemones, website:

–         Dr. Daphne Fautin (USA), Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, field of work: sea anemone taxonomy, Hexacorallia database, e-mail:

–         Dr. Paula Braga Gomes (Brazil), Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 Cidade Universitaria, 50670-901, Recife, PE, Brasil, field of work: systematics of Brasilean sea anemones, Brasilian and Argentinian Bunodosoma species, website:, e-mail:

–         Luciana Gusmão (Brazil), PhD student, Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 1512 Museum of Biological Diversity, 1315 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43210, USA, field of work: Taxonomy and evolution of sea anemones (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Hormathiidae) symbiotic with hermit crabs, e-mail:,, website:

–         Dr. Vreni Häussermann (Germany), Fundación Huinay, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile, field of work: systematics, biology, ecology and biogeography of Chilean anthozoans, mainly sea anemones, including in vivo and in situ information, e-mail:, website:

–          Naoko Isomura (Japan), Ochanomizu University, Japan, field of work: Japanese Anthopleura species, e-mail: REMOVE

–         Dr. Elena Kostina (Russia), Institute of Marine Biology of Russian Academy of Sciences in Vladivostok, Russia, field of work: biology of sea anemones, investigation of intertidal communities and Global Change studies, e-mail:

–          Daniel Lauretta (Argentina), PhD student, Universidad de Buenos Aires, field of work: taxonomy and reproductive biology of Argentinean sea anemones, e-mail:

–          Dr. Suzana Machado Pinto (Brazil), University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Br, e-mail:, field of work: systematics and phylogeny of Brazilian Acontiaria sea anemones

–         Dr. Oscar Ocaña Vicente (Spain), Universidad de Ceuta, Spain, field of work: systematics and biology sea anemones and octocorals from the Mediterranean, the north Atlantic; sea anemones from New Zealand; Corallimorpharia, Savalia (zoanthid), e-mail:

–         Dr. Estefanía Rodriguez (Spain), post doc, Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 1512 Museum of Biological Diversity, 1315 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43210, USA, field of work: systematics and evolution of Actinostolid sea anemones (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Actinostolidae), e-mail:

–         Dr. Nadya Sanamyan, Kamtschatka, e-mail: , field of work: sea anemones of the North East Pacific

–         Dr. Wolfgang Schäfer, private professor, University of Erlangen, Germany, field of work: reproduction of Mediterranean sea anemones, e-mail:

–         Dr. Erika Schlenz (Brasil), Professor, Depto de Zoología, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de Sao Paolo, Caixa Postal 11.461, Sao Paolo, Brazil, field of work: Brazilian sea anemones, e-mail:

–         Dr.Fayez Shoukr (Egypt), Professor,Zoology Department, Tanta University, Egypt, field of work: systematics and Biology of some anthozoans e.g. sea anemones from the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, and  the Red Sea; e-mail:, website:

–         Dr. Jun-Im Song (Korea), Professor, Ewha Womans University, School of Life Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, field of work: Korean sea anemones, molecular methods, e-mail: Professor, Ewha Womans University, School of Life Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, field of work: Korean sea anemones, molecular methods, e-mail:

–          Nina Stoletzki (Germany), PhD student, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, e-mail:, field of work: molecular studies on sea anemones (colour varieties)

–         Dr. Ray Williams (England), Norfolk, field of work: British sea anemones, Edwardsiids, e-mail:,

–         Dr. Kensuke Yanagi (Japan), Associate Curator of Cnidaria, Coastal Branch of Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, 123 Yoshio, Katsuura, Chiba 299-5242, JAPAN, e-mail:, field of work: Systematics and reproductive biology of sea anemones (mainly Japanese species at the moment)



–         Dr. Ron Ates (Netherlands), field of work: Mediterranean and north East Atlantic Actiniaria, Corallimorpharia and Cerantharia, e-mail:,

–         Ha-rim Cha (Korea), PhD student, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, soon Scripps Institution, San Diego, e-mail:, field of work: Korean sea anemones; family Corallimorpharia, website:

–         Dr. Oscar Ocaña Vicente (Spain), Universidad de Ceuta, Spain, field of work: systematics and biology sea anemones and octocorals from the Mediterranean, the north Atlantic; sea anemones from New Zealand; Corallimorpharia, Gerardia (zoanthid), e-mail:


Scleractinia (mainly azooxanthellate), hydrocorals

–          Marcos Barbeitos (USA), University of Buffalo, 109 Cooke Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA, field of work: evolution of morphology in corals, e-mail:

–          Dr. Lydia Beuck (Germany), Italy, field of work: deep-water corals, e-mail:

–         Dr. Stephen Cairns (USA), Curator, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, NMNH, W-329, MRC-0163, Washington, DC, USA, field of work: azooxanthellate scleractinans, deep-sea gorgonians, e-mail:

–           Dr. Jan Helge Fossa (Norway), Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway, field of work: deep-water corals, e-mail:

–         Dr. André Freiwald (Germany), Professor, Institute of Palaeontology, Loewenichstr.28, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany, field of work: ecology and conservation of deep-water corals and deep-water coral reefs (Madrepora and Lophelia), cold-water carbonates, e-mail:

–         Dr. Hironobu Fukami (Japan), Kyoto University, Japan, field of work: coral evolution (with molecular methods), e-mail:

–         Dr. Bert Hoeksema (Netherlands), Curator, National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis, P.O. Box 9517, Leiden, Netherlands, field of work: benthic biodiversity, corals, Fungiidae, e-mail:

–         Marcelo Visentini Kitahara, Brazil, field of work: deep-sea corals from Brazil; e-mail: REMOVE

–         Dr. Alberto Lindner (Brazil), Brazil, e-mail:, field of work: molecular analysis of stylasterids (hydrocorals)

–          Elke Maier (Germany), PhD student, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, e-mail:, field of work: population biology of Red Sea corals with molecular methods

–          Dr. Pal B. Mortensen (Norway), Bedford Institute of Marine Oceanography, Nova Scota, Canada, field of work: deep-water coral reefs, e-mail:

–          Dr. Elizabeth Gerardo Neves (Brazil), University of São Paulo, e-mail:, field of work: morphologic and genetic variation among the population of the species of genus Siderastrea (Scleractinia) from Brazil including isoenzym analysis

–         Javier Reyes (Colombia), Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras, INVEMAR, Cerro de Punta Betin, Sociedad Portuaria, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, Museo de Historia Natural Marina de Colombia, field of work: azooxanthellate corals, e-mail:,

–         Nadia Santodomingo (Colombia), Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras, INVEMAR, Cerro de Punta Betin, Sociedad Portuaria, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, Museo de Historia Natural Marina de Colombia, field of work: azooxanthellate corals, e-mail:, website:

–         Dr. John Veron (Australia), Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), PMB 3, Townsville, Queensland, AU, field of work: zooxanthellate corals of the world, e-mail:

–         Dr. Helmut Zibrowius (Germany), Centre d’Oceanologie de Marseille, Station Marine d’Endoume, Rue Batterie des Lions, 13007 Marseille / France, TEL:   +33  (0) 491041624, FAX:   +33  (0) 491041635, field of work: taxonomy of Mediterranean and other azooxanthellate corals, e-mail : REMOVE, website:


Ceriantharia, Zoanthidae and Antipatharia

–         Dr. Tina Moldotsova (Russia), Moskau, Russia, field of work: taxonomy of cerianthids and antipatharians, e-mail: taxonomy of cerianthids and antipatharians, e-mail:,,

–         Dr. Dennis Opresko (USA), field of work: taxonomy of antipatharians, e-mail:

–         Dr. Carlos Daniel Pérez (Brazil) , Universidad Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, field of work: systematic and ecology of zoanthids, e-mail:, website:

–         Dr. John Ryland (UK), University of Whales, Swansea, School of Biological Sciences, Swansea, UK, field of work: taxonomy and biology of zoanthids, e-mail:

–          Frederic Sinniger (Switzerland), PhD student, Molecular Systematics Group, Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva – Sciences III, 30, Quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland, field of work: molecular systematics of Zoanthidae, e-mail:

–         Daniele Alves Vila Nova (Brazil), Universidad Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, field of work: systematic and ecology of zoanthids



–          Dr. Pedro Alcolado (Cuba), field of work: Octocorallia, e-mail:

–          Dr. Phil Alderslade (England), Curator of Coelenterates at the Museum and Art Gallery of the
Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia, field of work: octocorals, e-mail:

–          Dr. Amy R. Baco-Taylor (USA), post-doc, Biology  Department, MS#33, Woods Hole, MA 02543, field of work: deep-water gorgonians, e-mail:

–          Carolina Bastidas (Venezuela), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Depto. Biología de Organismos, Caracas, Venezuela, field of work: population dynamics of soft corals on coral reefs, e-mail:

–          Dr. Yehuda Benayahu (Israel), Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978, Tel Aviv, Israel, field of work: octocorals, e-mail:

–          Dr. Odalisca Breedy (Costa Rica), Ap. 1962-2100, San Jose, Guadalupe, COSTA RICA, e-mail:, field of work: taxonomy of Pacific octocorals (mainly gorgonians)

–         Dr. Stephen Cairns (USA), Curator, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, NMNH, W-329, MRC-0163, Washington, DC, USA, field of work: scleractinans, deep-sea gorgonians, e-mail:

–          Carlo Cerrano (Italy),  University of Genoa, Italy , field of work: octocorals, e-mail:

–          Dr. Katharina Fabricius (Germany), Research Scientist, AIMS, Australia, field of work: octocorals, e-mail:

–          Dr. Anita Mary George (India), Institute for Environmental Research and Social Education, e-mail:; 14/C3, 1 Floor, Nesamony Nagar, Nagercoil 629001, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, INDIA, field of work: Indian octocorals

–         Dr. Josep-Maria Gili (Spain), Professor, Institut de Ciències del Mar (CMIMA-CSIC), Passeig Maritím de la Barceloneta, 37-49, Barcelona, Spain, field of work: ecology of octocorals, suspension feeders, Mediterranean zoanthids, e-mail:

–         Dr. Manfred Grasshoff (Germany), Curator (retired), Senckenberg Institut Frankfurt, Germany, field of work: Mediterranean and other octocorals, evolution, e-mail:,

–         Dr. Pablo_J. López-González (Spain), Professor, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, e-mail:, field of work: systematics and biology of anthozoans (sea anemones, octocorals,..) from the Mediterranean, the north Atlantic and the Antarctic Sea

–          Asako K. Matsumoto (Japan), Japan Marine Science & Technology Center (JAMSTEC), Marine Ecosystem Research Department, 2-15 Natsushima-CHO, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan, field of work: taxonomy and ecology of Japanese gorgonians, e-mail:,,

–         Dr. Catherine S. McFadden (USA), Harvey Mudd college, Department of Biology, 301 E. Twelfth Street, Claremont, CA 91711-5990, field of work: (molecular) systematics of octocorals, e-mail:

–         Dr. Leen van Ofwegen (Netherlands), Curator, National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis, P.O. Box 9517, Leiden, Netherlands, field of work: systematics of octocorals, e-mail:

–         Dr. Götz B. Reinicke (Germany), c/o Deutsches Meeresmuseum, Museum für Meereskunde und Fischerei · Aquarium, Katharinenberg 14/20, 18439 Stralsundfield of work: octocorals, e-mail:

–         Dr. Carlos A. Sánchez Ortiz (Mexico), AIMS, Australia, field of work: molecular systematics of octocorals, e-mail:

–         Dr. Juán Sanchez (Colombia), Director – Laboratorio de Biología Molecular Marina – BIOMMAR, Departamento de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad de los Andes, Carrera 1E No 18A – 10 (J 409, J309 lab), P.O.Box 4976, Bogotá, COLOMBIA, field of work: (molecular) systematics of Paragorgiidae, Isididae and Primnoidae (gorgonians); e-mail: website:

–         Yosephine Tuti (Indonesia), PUSLITBANG OSEANOLOGI –LIPI, e-mail:, JL Pasir Putih No. 1, Ancol Timur, Jakarta Utara 11048, Indonesia, field of work: Indonesian octocorals

–          Dr. Stephen Weinberg (Luxembourg), field of work: octocorals, e-mail:

–          Dr. Gary C. Williams, Curator, California Academy of Sciences, field of work: octocorals, e-mail:, website:

–          Herman H. Wirshing,  Nova International University, 8445 SW 54 St., Miami, FL 33143,  field of work: octocorals, e-mail:


2. Development and Genetics

–         Pat Burton (USA), Boston University,, Research Interests: Hox genes, axial patterning and molecular development of cnidarians (Nematostella vectensis)

–          Dr. Paulyn Cartwright, University of Kansas, field of work: Cnidarian homoeoboxes and hox-genes, e-mail:

–         John Darling (USA), Boston University,, Research Interests: 1. Using population genetics tools to draw inferences regarding the mechanisms behind the current distribution of Nematostella vectensis. 2. Examining the micro-evolution of cis-regulatory elements, attempting to bridge evolutionary developmental genetics with population genetics. 3. Understanding the relationship between research science, ecological ethics, and public conservation policy.

–          Dr. John Finnerty, Professor, Boston University, field of work: Evolution of development, developmental genetics,.., e-mail:

–         Maureen Mazza (USA), Boston University, e-mail: REMOVE, Research Interests: Genomic organization of the Hox cluster in Anthozoa, cis-regulation of axial patterning genes during embryogenesis, asexual reproduction and regeneration

–         Adam Reitzel (USA), University of Boston, Boston, MA, USA, e-mail:, field of work: sexual and asexual development of Anthozoa

–         Joe Ryan (USA), Boston University, e-mail:, Research Interests: Evolution of regulatory networks involved in morphological developmental processes using the model system Nematostella vectensis, website:,



3. Other anthozoa-associated researchers

–         Dr. Valerie Cappola, field of work: phylogeny of hexacorals, taxonomy of sea anemones; e-mail:

–         Dr. Allen Collins (USA), Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, NMNH, W-329, MRC-0163, Washington, DC, USA, field of work: phylogeny of Cnidaria and Placozoa, evolution of animal bodies, e-mail:,  

–          Günter Försterra (Germany), PhD student, Fundacion Huinay, Chile, field of work: ecology and taxonomy of Chilean anthozoans, e-mail:, website.

–         Dr. Mimi Koehl (USA), University of California, Berkeley, USA, field of work: physical interaction of animals with their environments (e.g. sea anemones), e-mail:

–         John Ljubenkov (USA), Dancing Koyote Ranch, P.O. Box 781, Pauma Valley, CA 92061, field of work: invertebrate taxonomy and benthic reconnaissance for environmental surveys, Environmental taxonomist, Cnidaria, etc., Phone/Fax: (760) 742-2238

–          Dr. Gisele Muller-Parker (USA), Professor, Western Washington University, field of work: anthozoan-dinoflagellate associations, e-mail:

–          Dr. Vicky Pearse (USA), Professor, University of Santa Cruz, California, field of work: larval biology, sea anemones, e-mail:

–          Dr. Bernard Picton (Northern Ireland), Curator of Marine Invertebrtates, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, field of work: molluscs, sponges and cnidarians, website:, e-mail:

–         Abby Reft (USA), PhD student, Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, field of work: cnidae, e-mail:

–         Dr. Elaine Robson (England), retired, University of Reading, UK, field of work: physiology of sea anemones, e-mail:

–         Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty (Australia), School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney Australia, field of work: anthozoan-dinoflagellate associations, e-mail:

–         Dr. Sandra Romano (USA), Division of Science and Mathematics, University of the Virgin Islands, 2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas 00802 USVI, field of work: Molecular systematics, evolutionary biology, coral reef biology, invertebrate zoology, e-mail:

–          Dr. Bernd Schierwater (Germany), Professor, ITZ Ecology and Evolution, field of work: phylogeny of Cnidarians etc., e-mail:

–          Dr. Michael Schleyer (South Africa), Oceanographic Research Institute, South Africa, field of work: ecology and biology of anthozoans, e-mail:

–          Dr. Ken Sebens (USA), Director, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, 620 University Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA, Tel:  206-543-1484, Fax: 206-543-1273, field of work: reproduction and ecology of sea anemones, identification keys for soft-bodied hexacorals of Maine, Email:, Website:

–         Dr. Dave Secord (USA), University of Washington, Tacoma Environmental Science Program 1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436 Tacoma, WA 98402-3100 USA, field of work: marine ecology (also of sea anemones), biological invasions, symbiosis, e-mail:

–         Prof. Dr. Malcolm Shick (USA), Professor, School of Marine Sciences, maine, USA, field of work: reproduction and physiology of invertebrates (including sea anemones), e-mail:

–         Dr. Antonio Sole-Cava (Brasil), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, field of work: molecular work with Anthozoa and other groups, cosmopolitan species, e-mail:

–         Dr. Jörg Wiedenmann (Germany), post-doc, University Ulm, field of work: molecular biology, fluorescent proteins, GFP colours, e-mail:

Links & meetings


VII International Conference on Coelenterate Biology (ICCB VII), July 2003, Lawrence, Kansas, VIII International Conference on Coelenterate Biology (ICCB VIII), planned 2009 in Israel

– Symposia on deep-sea corals: 1st Symposium (Halifax, Canada, 2000), 2nd Symposium (Erlangen, Germany, 2003), 3rd Symposium (Miami, Nov./Dec. 2005), 4th Symposium (planned 2008 in New Zealand)

Octocorallia workshops: 2nd Octocorallia workshop in Australia 2002, Octocorallia workshop in Lawrence, Kansas 2003 Octocorallia workshop March 2005 in India

– Coral Reef Symposia (ICRS): 10th Internatinal Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), July 2004, Okinawa, Japan, 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Florida, July 2008

– International Society for Reef Studies: European meeting 2006, Bremerhaven, September 2006

– suggestion: workshop for the Young Anthozoologists


Tree of Life: Anthozoa

European Register of Marine Species

Introduction to the Anthozoa: University of Berkeley


Hexacorallians of the World: Sea anemones, Corals, and their allies

Biogeoinformatics of Hexacorallia

Cold- and deep-water coral reefs: NOAA; UNEP; ICES; Andre Freiwald

Bibliography on Extant Corals: 

Coral list

The sea anemone Nematostella vectensis as model system for the study of development, evolution, genomics, reproductive biology, and ecology:


Octocoral Research Centre

Bibliography of octocorals (compiled by Frederick M. Bayer)

Systematic list of valid octocoral genera (compiled by Gary Williams and Stephen Cairns)

Index Pennatulacea

Photos of people studying Octocorallia

Further Cnidaria sites:

The Cnidaria Homepage: University of California

Medusozoa: Jellyfish

The Scyphozoan

CnidBase: Cnidarian Evolutionary Genomics Database

Project Hydrozoa

Images of Cnidaria BIODIDAC

Taxonomy and biogeography sites:

– GBIF: Global Biodiversity Information Facility

OBIS: Ocean Biogeographic Information System

Anthozoa: macrobenthos of the North Sea, ETI (Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification)

CoML: Census of Marine Life

Fjord Research Network

– Species Analyst


– Specify

Some sea anemones sites:

British Sea Anemones

– Tricks to feed difficult sea anemones in the aquarium

Choosing your next anemone


Scientific Field Stations:

– HSFS Huinay Scientific Field Station, South Chilean fjords

Summary of 1st workshop in Huinay on Chilean fjords: English; Spanish; German

– BMSC Bamfield Marine Science Centre, Vancouver Island, Canada

– FHL Friday Harbor Laboratories, San Juan Island, Washington, USA

– KMR Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden

MARENet: Marine Research Stations in Australia and Oceania

Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey, USA

WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California, USA

– List of other Field Stations