seen? This tiny anemone is more commonly seen in our Northern shores such
as Chek Jawa and Changi. Usually among seagrasses.
Features: Oral disk 2-6cm in
diameter. The tentacles are very short and look more like bumps. The
tentacles are not so tightly packed together and especially in the
centre, are neatly arranged into wedge-shaped groups, resembling the
spokes of a wheel. The outer edge of the oral disk does not have a
fringe of alternating long-short tentacles like Haddon's
carpet anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni).
Sometimes mistaken for babies
of bigger carpet anemones. Here's more on how to tell apart the different
kinds of carpet anemones.
*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
carpet anemones on Singapore shores
- Daphne Gail
Fautin, S. H. Tan and Ria Tan. 30 Dec 2009. Sea anemones (Cnidaria:
Actiniaria) of Singapore: abundant and well-known shallow-water
species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 22: 121-143.