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.

Tropical Burrowing Anemone (Metapeachia tropica)
Changi, 17th August 2008

I’m not sure if this sea anemone was alive or not, but one doesn’t usually see members of this species uncovered and fully exposed; it usually has its entire body column buried in the sand. This individual definitely wasn’t reacting to gentle prodding with a finger.

Due to anatomical differences, Peachia tropica has been separated from other members of the genus Peachia, and now forms its own genus, Metapeachia.

  • Wild Fact Sheets
  • The Tide Chaser: Sea Anemones (Phylum Cnidaria: Order Actiniaria) of Singapore
  • Hexacorallians of the World
  • Tree of Life web project