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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria
Lined bead anemone
Diadumene lineata
Family Diadumenidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This tiny anemone is often seen our Northern shores, near on hard surfaces near the high water mark. Usually in clusters of many individuals rocky shores, jetty legs often among barnacles and even inside the shells of dead barnacles.

Features: Tiny blobs less than 0.5cm. At low tide, they usually tuck their tentacles into their greyish body column and look like tiny blobs with fine stripes in white, orange, yellow or red. You will seldom see one with its tentacles expanded at low tide. This is considered one of the most widely distributed sea anemone in the world and was probably dispersed by ships. The anemone can reproduce by budding off from the base and by dividing into two.

Chek Jawa, Jul 07

Punggol, Jun 11

Punggol, Jun 11

Sembawang, Jan 12

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

Lined bead anemones on Singapore shores

Photos of Lined bead anemones for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Pulau Ubin OBS, Jan 16
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on facebook.

Pulau Sekudu, Jul 09
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Little Sisters Island, Mar 13
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.



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