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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria > Genus Phymanthus
Purple-tip frilly anemone
Phymanthus sp.*
Family Phymantidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This dark frilly sea anemone is seen on many of our Southern shores. Usually among coral rubble.

Features: Diameter with tentacles extended 8-12cm. Tentacles with many fine 'branches'. Generally all the tentacles and 'branches' are same colour usually brown, greenish or greyish with violet tips. Oral disk pale or white when contracted, when expanded it is dark with fine white lines radiating from the mouth.

Sisters Islands, Jan 06
 

Fine white lines radiating from the mouth.

Purple or violet tips.


Sentosa, Aug 05

Sentosa, Jun 04

Pulau Jong, Jul 07


Cyrene Reef, May 08

St. John's Island, Jul 09

Terumbu Selegie, Jun 11

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

Purple-tip frilly sea anemones on Singapore shores

Photos of Purple-tip frilly sea anemones for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Lazarus Island, Feb 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Pulau Jong, May 10
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on his flickr.
 


Terumbu Pempang Laut, Aug 16
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on facebook.

Terumbu Pempang Laut, Jul 12
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Pulau Berkas, May 10
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.


Pulau Biola, Dec 09

Raffles Lighthouse, Jul 07

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.
 
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