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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria > Genus Phymanthus
Six-point frilly sea anemones
Phymanthus sp.
Family Phymantidae
updated Mar 13
Where seen? This rather small frilly sea anemone is seen on many of our shores. Usually among coral rubble, also on sand near coral rubble.

Features: Diameter with tentacles extended 4-8cm, smaller than other frilly anemones. Tentacles with many fine 'branches'. Tentacles shorter than other frilly anemones. All the tentacles are usually the same muted colour blending with the surroundings. Oral disk generally pale and often covered with sediments.

The innermost ring of about six tentacles are usually of a different colour from the rest of the tentacles. Sometimes brightly coloured. Sometimes, the first visible sign of this anemone are the six brightly coloured tentacles. One was seen with a striped body column.

Terumbu Pempang Laut, Aug 10

Beting Bronok, Aug 05

Labrador, Sep 09

Pulau Sekudu, Aug 06

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

Six-point frilly anemones on Singapore shores

Photos of Six-point frilly anemones for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Tuas, Mar 15
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on facebook.

Terumbu Bemban, Jun 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.
Pulau Berkas, May 10
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.


Pulau Pawai, Dec 09

Pulau Pawai, Dec 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Pulau Biola, Dec 09
Photo shared by James Koh on his flickr.
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