seen? These hard corals with tiny to small corallites are
often seen on many of our shores.
Status and threats: Pseudosiderastrea
tayami is listed as globally Near Threatened by
the IUCN. Like other creatures of the intertidal zone, they are
affected by human activities such as reclamation and pollution. Trampling
by careless visitors, and over-collection also have an impact on local
A closer look at the tiny corallites that
form petal-like shapes like a flower.
Chek Jawa, Jun 05
Siderastreidae recorded for Singapore
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 **the species found on many shores in
in red are those listed as threatened
on the IUCN global list.