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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria
Petal-mouthed mangrove anemone
awaiting identification
updated Mar 13

Where seen? This beautiful sea anemone with 'petals' around its mouth is sometimes seen on our Northern shores. Can be seen in large numbers in very soft silty mudflats near mangroves. A few individuals in other silty sandy shores near freshwater inputs.

Features: Diameter with tentacles expanded 3-6cm. Tentacles many, with pointed tips, generally pale white to beige, some with broad, diffuse bands. One upper ring of longer, thicker tentacles. Below, another ring of many shorter, thinner tentacles. Oral disk often with darker margin. Mouth ringed with pale petal-like structures. Body column may be pale or dark, is smooth with fine white stripes.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Nov 03

Pasir Ris Park, Dec 08

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Nov 03


Sembawang, Dec 08

Sembawang, Dec 08

Woodlands, Jul 08

Petal-mouthed mangrove anemones on Singapore shores
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