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

Where seen? This enormously long feathery colony is sometimes seen washed up on the shore. It grows in deeper water and is more commonly encountered by divers.

Features: Each 'frond' 2m or longer, unbranched with feathery side branches. Colour beige.

Tiny nudibranchs are often seen on this colonial animal.

Terumbu Pempang Kecil, Jun 13

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, the animals are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Giant hydroids on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Tuas, May 05

One sample that got caught in the boat anchor.

Terumbu Pempang Laut, Aug 10

Pulau Hantu, Apr 21
Photo shared by Vincent Choo on facebook.

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