species: Phymanthus sp. 3 in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Phymanthus sp. 3

©Anne Hoggett: Phymanthus sp. 3 found within loose rubble at base of reef slope, Lizard Island. Column is about 1 cm diameter. Thanks to Joe Rowlett (Field Museum, Chicago) for identifying this photo as of a juvenile Phymanthus. He noted: "Note the branched tentacles... these come in every color of the rainbow, so focusing on shape and texture is most important."
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Actiniaria
Family Phymanthidae
Genus Phymanthus
Species Phymanthus sp. 3



Distinguishing features

This could be a juvenile of Phymanthus sp 1 or sp 2, or of another species as yet unrecorded from the area.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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