An interesting crab Harrovia longipes that lives in a feather star has been found in Singapore.
rediscovered 'Neptune's cup sponge' are among the articles recently uploaded on Nature in Singapore of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.
Harrovia longipes was last recorded from Singapore waters in the
1990s, and there had been no collections or reported sightings since
then. The present record shows that it is still found in its type
locality where it appears to be uncommon.
Read more in Tan, H. H., 2012. A recent Singapore record of the crinoid crab, Harrovia longipes Lanchester (Crustacea: Brachyura: Pilumnidae). Nature in Singapore, 5: 237–240. [PDF, 670 KB]
Also a fascinating insight into the history of the recently rediscovered 'Neptune's cup sponge'.
It was the the first species of sponge to be described (and recorded)
from Singapore, in 1822 when it was described as a 'sponge plant' and
"gigantic in all its parts" thus "a more appropriate specific
distinction may perhaps be given to this, in denominating it Spongia patera,
the goblet sponge." Another interesting historical feature is that the
year 1819, when the 'sponge plant from the shores of Singapore', Cliona patera,
was first 'unveiled' to the world at the Asiatic Society‘s meeting
holds other significance—it was the year of the founding of the modern
state of Singapore (Corlett, 1992: 411).
Read more in Low, M. E. Y., 2012. The date of publication of Cliona patera (Hardwicke), the ‘sponge plant from the shores of Singapore’ (Porifera: Hadromerida: Clionaidae). Nature in Singapore, 5: 223–227. [PDF, 358 KB]
This is just a selection of some of the many fascinating paper on the Nature in Singapore website of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, the National University of Singapore.