Oval Moon Snail (Polinices mammilla)
Tanjung Rimau, Sentosa, 24th July 2016

Spider Conch (Lambis lambis)
Tanjung Rimau, Sentosa, 24th July 2016

A dead Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) found on Pulau Tekukor.

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A dead Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) found on Pulau Tekukor.

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Red Egg Crab (Atergatis integerrimus)
Sentosa, 9th May 2016

Burrowing Giant Clam (Tridacna crocea)
Sentosa, 9th May 2016

Found a 20m long net secured at a remote beach on Lazarus Island this morning. All the fishes inside were dead – parrot fish and some other unknown species. With the help of fellow kayakers we released crabs, conchs, snails, and this monster (beauty) of a lobster. It was so large that it almost capsized my kayak with its strong tail flip, when I finally cut it free. It was probably attracted by dead fishes in the net. Thanks to Per (he wanted to eat the dead fishes so that we don’t ‘waste them’), who carried the heavy net all the way back to Sentosa for disposal!

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The dead fishes in the photo have been identified as a Quoy’s Parrotfish (Scarus quoyi) and a Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse (Hemigymnus melapterus).

Shell of Winged Argonaut with aperture facing upwards. Photograph by Letchumi d/o Mani

Winged Argonaut (Argonauta hians shell at Semakau Landfill

Location, date and time: Singapore Strait, Semakau Landfill, western part; 12 November 2015; 1600 hrs.

Observation: As shown in the attached picture, a shell of a female argonaut was found stranded and half-submerged among the roots of a bakau tree (Rhizophora sp.). A hole was observed on the lateral side of the thin, boxy shell of about 8 cm.

Remarks: This appears to be the second record of a Winged Argonaut shell found in Singapore. The first record for the country was also at Semakau Landfill (Lee et al., 2015).

Reference:

  • Lee B. Y, S. K. Tan & M. E. Y. Low, 2015. Singapore Mollusca: 9. The family Argonautidae, with a new record of Argonauta hians (Cephalopoda: Octopoda: Argonautoidea). Nature in Singapore. 8: 15-24.

Source: Singapore Biodiversity Records 2015: 185