‘Sea anemone’ not a sea anemone, new research says

Peaceful fish swim among beautiful sea anemones — and a new order of sea animals

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This video is called Wonderful World – Sea anemones.

From Wildlife Extra:

Study of sea anemones leads to new branch on the tree of life

A deep-sea animal with tentacles more than six and a half feet long was once thought to be one of the world’s largest sea anemones, but has now been reclassified as belonging to a new order of animals and is not a sea anemone at all.

This animal, previously called Boloceroides daphneae, was discovered in 2006 in the deep east Pacific Ocean and labelled as one of the largest sea anemones in existence. But a new DNA-based study led by the American Museum of Natural History shifts it outside of the tree of life for anemones. Instead, researchers have placed it in a newly created order—a classification equal to carnivoria in mammals or crocodilia in reptiles—under the sub-class Hexacorallia, which…

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