Could this be the very rare Bakau mata buaya (Bruguiera hainesii)?!
I came across a broken branch on the ground, fortunately with flowers on it. And while there were many fallen calyx on the ground, I failed to find any identifiable propagules.
I had visited to try to check up on the Mangrove lime or Limau lelang (Merope angulata) which I last saw in April. There are a few scrawny shrubs here and how nice to see some flowering and fruiting. This plant is listed as Critically Endangered.
Dugun air (Brownlowia tersa) bushes well dispersed over quite a large area among the trees. This plant is listed as Endangered so it's great to see so many of them. Unlike the one at Woodlands, I didn't see any with broken branches.
Gedabu (Sonneratia ovata) that I saw on my previous trip but only saw bits of flowers on the ground. No fruits.
tree-climbing crab (Episesarma sp.).
Face-banded sesarmine crab (Perisesarma sp.).
Onch slugs (Family Onchidiidae) on tree trunks, leaves and on the ground. While they may look very similar from above, they can be quite different and colourful on the underside.
Cat's ear mangrove helmet snails (Cassidula aurifelis), the Black chut-chut (Cerithidea quadarata) and the Red-mouth nerite (Dostia violacea).
Belongkeng snails (Ellobium sp.) crawling about on the tree trunks.
Red berry snails (Assiminea sp.).
Red mangrove flatworm (Limnostylocus sp.), swimming upside down. Wow, we can see it's body parts.
the Mangrove Big-Jawed Spider (Tetragnatha josephi). This spider was named after Joseph Koh! And the beautiful Mangrove St. Andrews' Cross spider (Argiope mangal) which was described by Joseph Koh in 1991 from specimens from Lim Chu Kang! (See his paper "Spiders of the Family Araneidae in Singapore mangroves" in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology; download PDF).
amazing spiders in our mangroves.
Fishing spider (Thalassius sp.).
There were also lots of butterflies, mudskippers and Malayan water monitors all moving too fast for me as I focused on plants today.
Our mangroves are quite awesome! There's just too much to see and soon I had to leave as the tide rushed it among the trees.