|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Cnidaria (=Coelenterata) | Class Anthozoa|
This is common on shores, especially on rocks high on the intertidal zone, often in rock pools. Occasionally, they can be found on sand.
During low tide, the anemone retracts its tentacles and appears like a dark blob of jelly. It feeds on small drifting animals when the tide is in. (Diameter 1-2cm).
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre