18 Sep '11, 12pm

Wild Shores of Singapore: Wild facts updates for Sep: crabs, anemones, seaweeds

Wild Shores of Singapore: Wild facts updates for Sep: crabs, anemones, seaweeds

I haven't updated the fact sheets since May! But we sure saw a lot of special marine life during the 2011 morning low tides, which have just ended. So I tried to catch up with some updates: crabs, anemones and seaweeds! I saw this cute crab for the first time on a trip to a submerged reef off Semakau . Thanks to Dr Tan Swee Hee, we find out that this crab is Platypodia granulosa . Although the Curry Puff crab does remind me of our favourite local snack, or a chicken pie perhaps, it belongs to the Family Xanthidae which includes some of the most poisonous crabs on our shores. In fact, it's listed in Prof Leo Tan's guidebook with the warning that "These toxins cannot be destroyed by cooking, and are extremely potent." So don't eat the Curry Puff crab! I also saw for the first time this special ghost crab. I've read about it but had not come across it until Marcus spotted it ...

Full article: http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2011/09/wild-facts-updates...

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