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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Ceriantharia
Small-mouth cerianthid
Awaiting identification*
updated Mar 13
Where seen? This cerianthid with a tiny mouth is sometimes seen on our Northern shores. In seagrass meadows and coral rubble.

Features: 2-4cm in diameter. The outer tentacles are elegantly slim and tapering, in various colours sometimes banded. The inner tentacles are very short, tapering to sharp tips and usually held closed with the tips touching, forming a cone around a tiny mouth. Body column slender, may be pale or dark.

Beting Bronok, Jul 08

Pulau Hantu, Jun 09

Pulau Hantu, Jun 09

Inner tentacles very short around tiny mouth.


Tanah Merah, Oct 09

Tanah Merah, Jun 09

Changi, May 08

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

Small-mouth cerianthids on Singapore shores

Photos of Small-mouth cerianthids for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Changi, Oct 07
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her flikr.

Tanah Merah, Sep 09
Photo shared by James Koh on his blog.

Cyrene Reef, May 08
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her flikr.


Seringat Kias, Jul 11
Shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Seringat Kias, Apr 12
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Pulau Sudong, Dec 09
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.
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