05 Mar '12, 1am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Wild facts updates: Special critters, and sponges and soft corals

Wild Shores of Singapore: Wild facts updates: Special critters, and sponges and soft corals

I didn't realise this snail is considered rare! Thanks to ID help from readers, I learnt that this is a Wentletrap , a Dutch word which means 'spiral staircase'. The elegant shell does indeed resemble one! Some species are believed to eat sea anemones, which is perhaps why I saw it on the sandy Seletar shore that had lots of anemones! I also sorted out some sponges and soft corals, finally getting some fact sheets up for them. With the launch of new FREE guided walks at Pasir Ris mangroves with the Naked Hermit Crabs, I thought it was high time I did a fact sheet for the commonly seen Green chromide . Thanks to Ivan for the ID, this fish is NOT native to Singapore. Naturally found in India and Sri Lanka, it was introduced to Singapore, possibly through the aquarium trade. The enormous Atlas moth is regularly seen in many of our mangroves including Pasir Ris. It is among th...

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