Daily Decay (23rd March 2018)

Daily Decay (23rd March 2018): Unidentified Prawns (F. Penaeidae) and Tube of Tubeworm (Diopatra sp.) @ Pulau Ubin

These were most likely leftover baits discarded by an angler.

Tentative identifications:

  1. Telkara Glass Perchlet (Ambassis vachellii), Peanut Worm (Sipuncula)
  2. Mangrove Whipray (Himantura walga), Grouper (Epinephelus sp.)
  3. Grouper
  4. Mangrove Whipray
  5. Mangrove Whipray
  6. Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)
  7. Green Chromide
  8. Sole (F. Soleidae)
  9. Spotted Scat (Scatophagus argus)
  10. Green Chromide

Reporting from Seletar Dam facing Johor side. Unusually strong pungent smell from the sea got my curiosity as I was riding past this stretch.

Along the shores was a zone of 2 metres with dead horseshoe crabs (F. Limulidae), Mangrove Whiprays (Himantura walga), Flower Crab (Portunus pelagicus), Grouper (Epinephelus sp.), Sand Whiting (Sillago sp.), Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis), Spotted Scat (Scatophagus argus), Barramundi (Lates calcarifer), Toadfish (F. Batrachoididae), shrimps and huge colonies of marine bristleworms (Polychaeta).

Source: Benjamin Li Facebook

(This is Part 2 of a 3-part photo set)

Tentative identifications:

  1. Grouper (Epinephelus sp.)
  2. Oriental Sole (Brachirus orientalis)
  3. Mangrove Horseshoe Crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda)
  4. Various bristleworms (Polychaeta)
  5. Various bristleworms
  6. Various bristleworms
  7. Crabs and shrimps
  8. Toadfish (F. Batrachoididae)
  9. Mangrove Whipray (Himantura walga)
  10. Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)

Reporting from Seletar Dam facing Johor side. Unusually strong pungent smell from the sea got my curiosity as I was riding past this stretch.

Along the shores was a zone of 2 metres with dead horseshoe crabs (F. Limulidae), Mangrove Whiprays (Himantura walga), Flower Crab (Portunus pelagicus), Grouper (Epinephelus sp.), Sand Whiting (Sillago sp.), Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis), Spotted Scat (Scatophagus argus), Barramundi (Lates calcarifer), Toadfish (F. Batrachoididae), shrimps and huge colonies of marine bristleworms (Polychaeta).

Source: Benjamin Li Facebook

(This is Part 1 of a 3-part photo set)

Unidentified Peanut Worm (Sipuncula)
Pasir Ris, 7th June 2008

5 species of Peanut Worm have apparently been listed as occurring in Singapore, but whether these identifications are accurate is dependent on closer study by experts in the group, of which there are only a small handful in the world. It’s also unknown as to whether these species can be reliably identified and distinguished from one another in the field.