Sea Anemone; Actiniaria

You should treat every Sea Anemone with respect when scuba diving or snorkelling. They are nice to look at but not to make contact with! Many Actiniaria are also hosts to some of Koh Phangan’s smaller crustaceans and fish.

Boring by day; spectacular by night!

This anemone gets all over the place and comes in a wide range of different colourations and sizes (from very small to small) !

It is so named because it is sticky to the touch (so we hear; please do not try it yourself !).

Rarely seen because it is very small and disappears quickly under the sand if alarmed.

All these variations seem to go by the same name - Entacmaea quadricolor.

Definitely well named - a magnificent life form!

We thought that the frilly one was a type of Hells Fire Anemone until corrected by some real Actiniarian experts - a shame, as we like the name!

Can spread over large areas of shallow coral reef.

A commonly encountered, short-tentacled, host anemone.

Armed anemone, Carpet anemone, Corkscrew tentacle anemone, Leather anemone, Tiger anemone and rather more.