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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria
Spotted mangrove anemone
Awaiting identification*
updated Nov 2019
Where seen? This tiny spotted anemone is seen in mangroves on our Northern shores. Large numbers may settle close to one another at the midwater mark, in barnacle shells and other tiny crevices on mangrove trees, in small holes bored by other animals in rotting wooden poles. At low tide, with its tentacles tucked into the body column, it resembles a spotted bead.

Features: Diameter 0.5cm with tentacles expanded. Body column olive green with rows of eye-like spots: dark centre with white and orange edges. Tentacles short, tapering translucent.

Chek Jawa, Jul 11

Kranji, Jun 11

Kranji, Jun 11

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Spotted mangrove anemones on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Pulau Ubin OBS, Jan 16
Photo shared by Lisa Lim on facebook.
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