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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria
Posy anemone
awaiting identification*
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This anemone is sometimes seen in small groups on coral rubble. On Pulau Sekudu, they are sometimes seen in large numbers carpeting the ground. Elsewhere, they are seen alone or in smaller numbers.

Features: Diameter with tentacles extended 3-4cm. Many short tentacles reddish brown, paler at the base. Tentacle tips may be slightly bulbous. Oral disk large relative to the tentacles, same colour as tentacles. Body column smooth and pale.

Pulau Sekudu, Apr 06

Sentosa, Jun 07

Pulau Sekudu, Jul 04

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

Posy anemones on Singapore shores

Photos of Posy anemones for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Terumbu Buran, Nov 10
Photo shared by James Koh on flickr.

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

Kusu Island, Jun 15
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.


St John's Island, Jul 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr
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Pulau Hantu, Nov 09

Pulau Semakau, Aug 11


Terumbu Pempang Tengah, May 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Terumbu Pempang Tengah, May 11
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.

Terumbu Semakau, May 10
Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.
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