updated Sep 2019
seen? This colourful colony in candy colours of pink and
orange is commonly encountered on our Northern shores, but often overlooked
as it resembles a plant. It grows on rocks, jetty pillings and other
Features: Each 'frond' about 5-10cm
long with short side branches. Small capsules arranged along the short
side branches of the 'frond'. The fronds are short and often tangled,
sometimes covered with encrusting organisms. Colours seen include
bright pink and orange. It doesn't seem to have a sting that humans can feel.
Changi, May 09
Pulau Sekudu, May 12
Tuas, Apr 04
*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, the animals are grouped by external features for convenience
hydroids on Singapore shores