Knobbly Sea Star (Protoreaster nodosus)
Hausmann Marketing & Aquarium, 4th January 2009

The life of a juvenile Knobbly Sea Star – worth just $4.50.

And there I was thinking that every encounter with this rare gem on our shores was priceless.

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Gecko (F. Gekkonidae) being scavenged by Weaver Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina)
Pulau Semakau, 16th December 2008

The gecko could have belonged to either one of the following species, which have been recorded from Pulau Semakau:

Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)

Spotted House Gecko (Gekko monarchus)

There are several other species of gecko which might occur on the island as well, but which have yet to be conclusively documented:

Flat-tailed Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)

Four-clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)

Maritime Gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris)

I’m reminded of this video clip:

Spotted Moon Crab (Ashtoret lunaris)
Pulau Ubin, 18th October 2008

Arabian Cowrie (Mauritia arabica)
East Coast Park, 22nd May 2008