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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria > Genus Phymanthus
Smooth frilly anemone
Phymanthus sp.*
Family Phymantidae
updated Nov 2019

Where seen? This anemone is seen on our Southern shores. Usually among coral rubble.

Features: Diameter with tentacles extended 8-12cm. Tentacles generally smooth with only a few tentacles showing slight bumps where 'branches' might be in other frilly anemones. All tentacles generally white or a pale colour with patches of brown or other darker colours, often with pink tips. Sometimes six tentacles are more brightly coloured. Oral disk generally dark without a distinctive pattern. Body column with rows of pale bumps (verrucae).

Sentosa, Aug 05

Sisters Island, Feb 10

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

Smooth frilly sea anemones on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores


Kusu Island, May 10
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Pulau Tekukor, Jan 10
Photo shared by James Koh on his flickr.

Terumbu Pempang Laut, Apr 11
Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.


Pulau Semakau, May 08
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Beting Bemban Besar, Aug 12
Photo shared by Russel Low on facebook.

Terumbu Semakau, May 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.


Pulau Salu, Apr 21
Photo shared by Vincent Choo on facebook.
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