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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa
Candy hydroid
awaiting identification*
updated Mar 2020

Where 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, ropes and other hard surfaces.

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 of display.

Candy hydroids on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores


Terumbu Raya, May 24
Photo shared by Jonathan Tan on facebook.

Beting Bemban Besar, Mar 20
Photo shared by Vincent Choo on facebook.
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