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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Cnidaria (=Coelenterata) | Class Anthozoa
  Snakelock or Peacock Anemones
Cerianthus
Order Zoanthidea


This genus burrows into sand or mud, leaving its oral end and its long, snake-like tentacles often flush with the substrate surface. They build a mucous tube around their bodies, into which they retract when disturbed. (Diameter, including tentacles, up to 10cm)
Introduction
Shore environment
 
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