It's the low tide season again and we're back at the colourful shores of Punggol. It's a taking-it-easy trip for me as I am still recovering from an injury due to a cycling accident.
Beaded nudibranch (Hoplodoris nodulosa). The first one was found by Ria.
Rose nudibranch (Dendrodoris fumata). It's the third time I'm seeing them here. :)
Encrusting snails (Vermetus sp.). Yes it is a snail which looks like hard casts from worms. However, these snails have a trap door or an operculum at the end of the hole to prevent predator invasion or stress from the environment.
Burgundy anemones (Bunodosoma goanese). It was identified by Dr Daphne, sea anemone expert, during her visit here last year.
Black sea urchins (Temnopleurus sp.) that were found lying all over the entire shore. :)
Mud crab (Scylla sp.)! This is the type of crab that we consume during seafood meals!
Thunder crabs (Myomenippe hardwickii). Not too sure if it is because it is in the wee hours, these crabs seem to be stoning on the shores... haha.
Maroon stone crab (Menippe rumphii).
As the name suggests, it has two pairs of legs that are short and bent permanently over the back. These legs are tipped with hairy pads to cling onto a leaf and used like paddles to swim slowly about.
Sponge crab (Family Dromiidae) with pink tipped claws.
Spider crab (Schizophrys sp.) which I think is the most colourful among those that I've came across.
Hoof-shield limpets (Scutus sp.) is probably Scutus unguis.
Rock stars (Asterina coronata but was relieved to see them towards the end of the exploration.
Volvatella slugs (Volvatella vigourouxi) found among the seaweed. Can you see a pair of them? The smaller one is the male while the bigger one is the female.
Haddon's carpet anemones (Stichodactyla haddoni).
I was not as adventurous and energetic this time to look at a further stretch of shore which Ria covered. She found slugs, a seahorse among sea fans and other amazing stuffs! Do read her blog!