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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Actiniaria
Transparent spoke anemone
Awaiting identification*
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This transparent sea anemone is sometimes seen on our Southern shores, on silty sandy shores inside sheltered swimming lagoons. It is shy and retracts rapidly into the sand when alarmed.

Features: Tentacles few (about 16) held straight and flat against the ground, resembling spokes of a wheel. One ring of shorter tentacles (about 2cm diameter) and another ring much longer (about 3-5cm diameter). Each transparent tentacle (both long and short ones) with fine white bars and a dark tip. Oral disk tiny (about 1.5cm in diameter) with fine dark and white radiating stripes. A pair of tentacles opposite one another may be dark, especially at the oral disk. Body column smooth.

Pulau Hantu, May 05


Changi, Jul 08


Pulau Sekudu, Jun 14

Pulau Sekudu, Jun 14
 

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

Transparent spoke anemones on Singapore shores

Photos of Transparent spoke anemone for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Pulau Sekudu, Oct 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Pulau Sekudu, Oct 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Pulau Sekudu, May 12
Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.


Sisters Island, Aug 07

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.


Pulau Hantu, Nov 09

Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.

Pulau Hantu, Sep 10

Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.

Pulau Hantu, Jun 09

Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.
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