24 Feb '12, 5am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Seletar surprises: Strange snail, slugs and barnacle moults! by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Seletar surprises: Strange snail, slugs and barnacle moults! by @wildsingapore

A tiny snail that I've never seen before! And more stuff I'm seeing for the first time! On a rather 'beat-up' Seletar shore, distracting us from a search for anemones. Here's a look at the underside of the snail. It has a dark 'door' or operculum. The animal is pale with yellow spots on its foot and even tentacles. It moves very fast. I tried to find more but couldn't find any others. I have no idea what this snail is. There were also several tiny slugs on the fine green hairy seaweeds that were blooming on the shore. I don't remember seeing this kind of seaweed before. Swimming Camera struggles to take a photo of the slug. Here's a better photo when I got a closer look at them later on. Thank goodness Jose found a much larger one. The others are so tiny! They look like some kind of sap-sucking slug (Order Sacoglossa), probably a kind of Elysia . They had one pair of very ...

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