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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria > Genus Phymanthus
Banded frilly anemone
Phymanthus sp.*
Family Phymantidae
updated Nov 2019
Where seen? This frilly anemone with banded tentacles is seen on many of our Southern shores. Usually among coral rubble.

Features: Diameter with tentacles extended 8-12cm. Tentacles with many fine 'branches' that are bright yellow or white, forming contrasting bars across the usually darker tentacles. Generally all the tentacles are same colour usually brown or greenish. Oral disk with radiating pale lines and small dark spots.

Sentosa, Aug 05

Just ate a crab?
Sisters Island, Jun 07

Terumbu Selegie, Jun 11

Pulau Semakau, Aug 07

Raffles Lighthous, May 04

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

Banded frilly anemones on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Terumbu Berkas, Jan 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Lazarus Island, Feb 11
Photo shared by Russel Low on facebook.

Pulau Semakau East, Jan 16
Photo shared by Geraldine Lee on facebook.

Terumbu Pempang Darat, Jun 10
Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.

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