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

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 1. very small and 2. it disappears quickly under the sand if alarmed so it's unlikely to be there anyway!

Definitely well named - a magnificent life form!

A small, previously unidentified Actiniarian - seems to be quite variable in shape and habitat.

All the variations of this small, innocuous Actiniarian apparently go by the same name.

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!

A commonly encountered, short-tentacled, host anemone.

Can spread over large areas of shallow coral reef.

Another Carpet anemone, Corkscrew tentacle anemone, Glass tentacle anemone, and more.