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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa
Fluffy hydroid
awaiting identification*
updated Dec 2019

Where seen? This colony of tiny animals that resembles a fluffy bush is sometimes seen on our Nothern shores, but often overlooked as it resembles a plant. It grows on hard surfaces.

Features: Each 'frond' about 10-15cm long. Densely branching with fine 'stems'. The polyps are tiny with transparent tentacles. When the polyps are expanded the colony has a fluffy look. Colours seen usually bright orange. The colony is often covered with encrusting organisms.

Changi, Jul 08

Changi, Apr 12

Keppel Bay, Oct 09

Tuas, Apr 08

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.

Fluffy hydroids on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr
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