A tiny snail that I've never seen before! And more stuff I'm seeing for the first time!
Here's a look at the underside of the snail. It has a dark 'door' or operculum. The animal is pale with yellow spots on its foot and even tentacles. It moves very fast. I tried to find more but couldn't find any others. I have no idea what this snail is.
sap-sucking slug (Order Sacoglossa), probably a kind of Elysia. They had one pair of very long tentacles with tiny eye spots at the base, and a body in two 'wings' with a tiny lump in the centre. They move very fast.
barnacles (Class Cirripedia)!
little anemones stuck on shells, of living snails or the shell occupied by hermit crabs. One small shell may have four or more anemones! I'm not sure why this tends to happen on such silty, muddy shores.
Plain anemone or 'Bill' the unidentified Bumpy mangrove anemone. So much more to figure out about our shores!
Hairy sea hares (Bursatella leachii) on the shore! Jose spotted the first one, and then we started seeing them everywhere. These shaggy looking slugs with electric blue spots are seasonal. At times found in large numbers, then none seen for a long while. They produce a purple ink when they are disturbed.
Onch slugs (Family Onchidiidae) that are not familiar to me.
Silt flatworm wrapped around a little clam!
Tiger moon snail (Natica tigrina). These moon snails seem to like muddy shores.
Sand stars (Astropecten sp.) starting to emerge.
pipefish (Family Syngnathidae). I think it's a young one, so after having a look at it, we left in the pool among the seaweeds.
Sep 2011 is already complete! There were a few men digging in the mud, and on the shores too. Across the narrow Johor Strait are the massive industrial areas in Johor.
More about Seletar in this earlier post.