his trip in Sep 09.Today, I managed to have a quick look at it.
I was thrilled to see mud lobster mounds! Areas with mud lobster mounds are becoming increasingly rare in Singapore.
Mud lobsters (Thalassina sp.) are listed as Endangered in Singapore. They play an important role in the health of mangroves, creating mounds that provide homes for other mangrove animals, and a nice place for mangrove plants to grow, such as this thicket of Jeruju (Acanthus sp.).
Bakau putih (Bruguiera cylindrica) next to a mud lobster mound.
Maiden's jealousy (Tristellateia australasiae).
Api-api putih (Avicennia alba), some Api-api ludat (Avicennia officinalis) and Bakau putih (Bruguiera cylindrica), a small Perepat (Sonneratia alba) and some Bakau minyak (Rhizophora apiculata). There was also a nice patch of flowering Jeruju (Acanthus sp.).
Sea hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus) and scrambling on the mangrove edges, some Wild jasmine (Clerodendron inerme).
Piai raya (Acrostichum aureum).
Giant mudskippers (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) as well as tiny mudskippers. Tree-climbing crabs (Episesarma sp.) scuttled about in the drain!
Mangrove helmet snails (Cassidula sp.).
Belongkeng snails (Ellobium sp.).
|The tiny patch of mangroves (yellow circle)|
is divided by the old Punggol Road.