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Cnidaria Collection

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Caiman crocodilus crocodilus and Anilius scytale

Caiman crocodilus crocodilus and Anilius scytale
Spectacled caiman and South American false coral snake. Plate 69 from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium of de Verandering der Surinaamsche Insecten (1705) by A. Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717)

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Coral Gallery c. 1895

Coral Gallery c. 1895
Photograph of coral display cases by Anthony Gepp. The Coral Gallery opened in 1881 in the West Wing of the Waterhouse Building. Date: 1881

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Tea estate, Sri Lanka

Tea estate, Sri Lanka
Australian coral tree in a tea estate in Agrapatana, Sri Lanka. Photographed by Harry Taylor

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Physalia pelagica, Portugese-man-of-war

Physalia pelagica, Portugese-man-of-war
Illustration by Rene Primevcre Lesson from Voyage of the Coquille (1826-1338)

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Carmarina hastata, jellyfish model

Carmarina hastata, jellyfish model
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Sagartia coccinea, sea anemone

Sagartia coccinea, sea anemone
A glass model of a sea anemone, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Bunodes ballii, sea anemone

Bunodes ballii, sea anemone
A glass model of a sea anemone, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Physalia pelagica, jellyfish model

Physalia pelagica, jellyfish model
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Bunodes ballii, sea anemone

Bunodes ballii, sea anemone
A glass model of a sea anemone, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Chrysaora isosceles, jellyfish model

Chrysaora isosceles, jellyfish model
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Chrysaora isosceles, jellyfish

Chrysaora isosceles, jellyfish
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Amphiroa - Anatomy of calycophoridae

Amphiroa - Anatomy of calycophoridae
Plate 5 from The Oceanic Hydrozoa 1859 by T. H. Huxley

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Gorgonian coral

Gorgonian coral
Watercolour of Gorgonian coral in the subclass Octocorallia by Sarah Stone (c. 1760-1844) from the collection of Sir Ashton Lever

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Thecosmilia trichotoma, a fossil coral

Thecosmilia trichotoma, a fossil coral
Thecosmilia trichotoma (Goldfuss). Scleractinian coral. Jurassic (Bathonian); Nattheim, Germany; BMNH 55859

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Mawsonites spriggi, fossil jellyfish

Mawsonites spriggi, fossil jellyfish
This is a cast of the holotype of Mawsonites spriggi, a specimen of the Ediacara fauna from the Pre-cambrian of Australia

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Kodonophyllum truncatum, fossil coral

Kodonophyllum truncatum, fossil coral
Kodonophyllum truncatum (Linne) from the Silurian period, Dudley, West Midlands, England

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Syringopora, fossil coral

Syringopora, fossil coral
Silicified colony of the tabulate coral Syringopora from the British Carboniferous. The tubular corallites are about 2 mm in diameter

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Heliolites, coral

Heliolites, coral
Small colony, 4 cm wide, of the tabulate coral Heliolites from the Silurian of England

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Sagartia coccinea, sea anemone

Sagartia coccinea, sea anemone
A glass model of a sea anemone, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Phellia brodricii, sea anemone

Phellia brodricii, sea anemone
A glass model of a sea anemone, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Caryophyllia clavus, sea anemone

Caryophyllia clavus, sea anemone
A glass model of a sea anemone, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Sagartia sphyrodeta, sea anemone

Sagartia sphyrodeta, sea anemone
A glass model of a sea anemone, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Physophora hydrostatica, jellyfish model

Physophora hydrostatica, jellyfish model
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Physophora hydrostatica, jellyfish

Physophora hydrostatica, jellyfish
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Physalia pelagica, jellyfish

Physalia pelagica, jellyfish
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Polyclonia frondosa, jellyfish

Polyclonia frondosa, jellyfish
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Carmarina hastata, jellyfish model

Carmarina hastata, jellyfish model
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Carmarina hastata, jellyfish

Carmarina hastata, jellyfish
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Polyclonia frondosa, jellyfish model

Polyclonia frondosa, jellyfish model
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Acropora, a scleractinian coral

Acropora, a scleractinian coral
Branch, 9 cm long, of the scleractinian coral Acropora from the Pleistocene of Yemen

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Aurelia aurita, jellyfish model

Aurelia aurita, jellyfish model
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Millepora

Millepora
Branching colony, 11 cm in height, of the hydrozoan Millepora from the Pleistocene of Aldabra in the Indian Ocean

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Aurelia aurita, jellyfish

Aurelia aurita, jellyfish
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Fungia, coral

Fungia, coral
Fungia is a free-living scleractinian coral. In this large example, almost 10 cm in diameter, from the Pleistocene of Yemen

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Rhegmatodes thalassina, jellyfish model

Rhegmatodes thalassina, jellyfish model
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Rhegmatodes thalassina, jellyfish

Rhegmatodes thalassina, jellyfish
A glass model of a jellyfish, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Various carved specimens

Various carved specimens
A collection of carved specimens including ivory, coral, shell, jet & tortoise shell. A collection of carved specimens including ivory, coral, shell, jet & tortoise shell

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Variety of Gemstones

Variety of Gemstones
Left to right, top: Onyx, cornelian, tigers eye, jet, turquoise, lapis lazuli, hematite, jade. Bottom: Ivory, amber, coral, cultured pearl, freshwater pearl, shell, cameo

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Physalia physalis, Portuguese man-of-war

Physalia physalis, Portuguese man-of-war
Ff. 38 Vol 3. Watercolour painting by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage to explore the southern continent 1768-1771

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Hardenbergia violacea, purple coral pea

Hardenbergia violacea, purple coral pea
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Collection of sea creatures

Collection of sea creatures
Plate from a collection of watercolour sketches by William W. Ellis (?-1785) made on Captain James Cooks third voyage to explore the south (1776-1780)

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Medusa pelagica, jellyfish

Medusa pelagica, jellyfish
Ff. 259a. Painting by George Forster made during Cooks second voyage 1722-1775 of a pair of jellyfish

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Chrysaora quinquecirrha, sea nettle jellyfish

Chrysaora quinquecirrha, sea nettle jellyfish
Ff. 53 Vol 3. Pencil sketch by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage to explore the southern continent 1768-1771

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Centropyge bispinosus, coral beauty angel

Centropyge bispinosus, coral beauty angel
Ff. 117 Vol 2. Watercolour painting by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage to explore the southern continent 1768-1771

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Hydra sp

Hydra sp
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image showing the stinging tentacles and mouth of the coelenterate Hydra (x 36 on a standard 9cm wide print)

Background imageCnidaria Collection: Polygonal corallites

Polygonal corallites
The simple, polygonal corallites of favosites are well seen in this 6 cm high polished block from the Devonian of south-west England



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