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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Corallimorpharia
Striped corallimorph
Discosoma sp.
Family Discosomidae
updated Nov 2019

Where seen? These little brown disk-shaped animal with stripes is sometimes encountered on our Southern shores, in coral rubble areas.

Features: Each polyp about 3-4cm in diameter, sometimes seen in groups of 5-10. Brown with paler or white stripes. Tentacles few, very short sparsely along the stripes. The edge of the oral disk smooth. The mouth is usually held upturned.

Terumbu Bemban, Jul 11

Terumbu Bemban, Jul 11

Pulau Hantu, Mar 07

Pulau Hantu, Jul 07

Pulau Hantu, Mar 05

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

Striped corallimorphs on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr


  • Ren Min Oh, Mei Lin Neo, Nicholas Wei Liang Yap, Sudhanshi Sanjeev Jain, Ria Tan, Chaolun Allen Chen and Danwei Huang Citizen science meets integrated taxonomy to uncover the diversity and distribution of Corallimorpharia in Singapore, The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Volume 67, Pp. 306-321.
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