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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Ceriantharia
Banded cerianthid
awaiting identification*
updated Mar 13
Where seen? This rather small and often well camouflaged cerianthid is commonly seen on some of our Northern shores. Silty sand near seagrasses.

Features: 2-5cm in diameter. The outer long tentacles have bands of blue, brown and yellow, sometimes light green too. The inner ring of tentacles are very short and rather sparse. The smooth long body column is often purplish.

Changi, Aug 05

Smooth, sometimes purplish column.
Changi, Apr 05

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

Banded cerianthids on Singapore shores

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Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Terumbu Pempang Laut, Apr 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

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

Cyrene Reef, Dec 10

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.
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