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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria
Polka dot anemone
Awaiting identification*
updated Nov 2019
Where seen? This small anemone with large polka dots on its body column is sometimes seen in seagrass meadows.

Features: Diameter 3-4cm with tentacles expanded. Many tentacles, tapering translucent with tiny white spots. Body column short translucent with large white edged circular spots. Broad foot which it uses to cling onto seagrass blades.

Changi, Jun 08

Changi, Jul 12

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

Polka dot anemones on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Cyrene Reef, Feb 16

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Cyrene Reef, Jun 11

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Pulau Semakau East, Jul 15
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng n on facebook.

Pulau Semakau East, Jul 15
Photo shared by Heng Pei Yan on facebook.
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