Daily Decay (28th February 2018)

Daily Decay (28th February 2018): Eeltail Catfish (F. Plotosidae) @ Changi

This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass death in February 2014, caused by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor. Three species of Eeltail Catfish are present in Singapore waters – the Striped Eeltail Catfish (Plotosus lineatus), Black Eeltail Catfish (Plotosus canius), and White-lipped Eeltail Catfish (Paraplotosus albilabris). Due to the decomposed state of this carcass, it’s not clear which species it is.

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Daily Decay (27th February 2018)

Daily Decay (27th February 2018): Unidentified Blow Fly (F. Calliphoridae) @ Lorong Halus

Several squashed Blow Flies were seen around a Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor) roadkill. It’s likely that the flies had been attracted to the carcass, only to fall victim as well to another vehicle.

Mangrove Horseshoe Crab

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Moult of Mangrove Horseshoe Crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda)
Coney Island (Pulau Serangoon), 31st May 2017

Daily Decay (25th February 2018)




Daily Decay (25th February 2018): Moult of Unidentified Cicada (F. Cicadidae) @ Sentosa

Daily Decay (24th February 2018)


Daily Decay (24th February 2018): Hard Coral (F. Merulinidae) @ Sentosa

A boulder with an encrusting hard coral still attached to it was found along a footpath. This is likely to be a species of Coelastrea, Platygyra, or Favites.

Daily Decay (23rd February 2018)

 
Daily Decay (23rd February 2018): Giant Honeybees (Apis dorsata) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

There was a large colony located next to a trail, and due to safety reasons, the hive had to be removed. Pest control was called in, and these were among the many casualties.
 

Source: Hilbert Montell Facebook

Some of the dead fishes seen in Sungai Oya in Sarawak, presumably casualties of a recent mass mortality event. Two of the fishes in these photos are identifiable as Fire Eel (Mastacembelus erythrotaenia), while the other two are of unidentifiable Catfishes (Siluriformes).