Common cerianthids (Order Ceriantharia) were the most abundant animal on the shore today. And most of them had lots of Black phoronid worms (Phylum Phoronida) living with them.
Tiger sea anemones here. Looking through my records, it seems it's my first time seeing it at Pasir Ris. These sea anemones are more common at Changi.
Spiky sea pens (Ptreoides sp.), I couldn't find porcelain crabs in either one.
Haddon's carpet anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni) and a few small Mini carpet anemones (Stichodactyla tapetum). There were many Sand striped sea anemones.
goby (Family Gobiidae) and a snapping shrimp (Family Alpheidae). I don't think though, that they are the kind that live together in the shrimp's burrow.
Striped hermit crab (Clibanarius infraspinatus), many small Flower crabs (Portunus pelagicus) and I saw one Leaf porter crab (Family Dorippidae) carrying a shell. There were also many small Stone crabs (Myomenippe hardwicki) hidden in holes and under rocks.
Spiral melongena snails (Pugilina cochlidium) as well as Drills (Family Muricidae) of various kinds.
Plain sand stars (Astropecten sp.). I saw one Cake sea star (Anthenea aspera) and only one medium sized Biscuit sea star (Goniodiscaster scaber). There were some Ball sea cucumbers (Phyllophorus sp.) among the seagrasses, but I didn't see any other kind of sea cucumber. Surprisingly, I didn't see a single sea urchin although there are lots seen recently at nearby shores.
Rainbow sponge (Suberites sp.) and a small cluster of Purple branching sponge (Callyspongia sp.) as well as a few Ball-tip corallimorphs.
Zebra coral (Oulastrea crispata). Only a few patches were larger, like this one.
Cave corals (Tubastrea sp.).
toadfish (Family Batrachoididae)! The shore was rather quiet and I didn't see any of the animals that were abundant during my last trip here in Jul 2012.
Hairy spoon seagrass (Halophila decipiens) (yellow arrow), usually closer to the low water mark than Spoon seagrasses (Halophila ovalis) (blue arrow).
in 2009 when massive works were being done at Pasir Ris in 2010.
|Taken in Dec 2009|