seen? This hard coral forms a thick plate with large bumps. It is rarely encountered on the intertidal.
Features: Colonies 20-30cm. Encrusting plate, thick. Large cup-shaped corallites (about 1.5cm) that look like a nose. Polyp tentacles are only extended
|Terumbu Bemban, Apr 16
Terumbu Bemban, Jun 19
*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
|Elephant-nose plate corals on Singapore shores
|Other sightings on Singapore shores
|Tanah Merah, May 14
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr. |
species recorded for Singapore
Huang, Karenne P. P. Tun, L. M Chou and Peter A. Todd. 30 Dec 2009.
An inventory of zooxanthellate sclerectinian corals in Singapore
including 33 new records **the species found on many shores in
- Danwei Huang,
Karenne P. P. Tun, L. M Chou and Peter A. Todd. 30 Dec 2009. An
inventory of zooxanthellate sclerectinian corals in Singapore
including 33 new records (pdf). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
Supplement No. 22: 69-80.
- Veron, Jen.
of the World
Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia. 3 volumes.