eggs text index
Photo index of marine eggs on Singapore shores



Spiral
melongena snail

Pugilina cochlidium

Drills
Family Muricidae

Egg string
awaiting identification

Egg string
awaiting identification

Egg string
awaiting identification
Capsules about 1.5cm tall, yellow or beige. Laid upright in rows on hard surfaces. Common on our Northern shores. Capsules about 1cm, slender, yellow turning purple. Laid on rocks near high water mark. Common on our Northern shores. Long strings of eggs in mucus, looks like noodles. Laid among seaweeds, seagrasses, or on rocks. Seasonally common on some of our Northern shores. Small string of eggs laid in a coil on seagrass blade. Sometimes seen on our Northern shores. Sausage-like 4-6cm long, 0.5cm wide. Fragile, usually transparent. Laid among seaweeds. Seasonally common on all our shores.
Nudibranch
egg mass

Order Nudibranchia

Sand collar
Family Naticidae
   

Egg blobs

possibly sea slugs
Egg mass to 1cm wide, white or beige. Frilly ribbons laid in spirals on hard surfaces, seaweeds and seagrasses. Seasonally common on our undisturbed shores. Egg mass 6-8cm wide, made up of sand and mucus. Not attached. Common on our Northern shores.     10cm long. Translucent blob, when submerged teardrop or light-bulb shaped. Sometimes seen in mudflats and sandflats.

Noble volute
Cymbiola nobilis
Cephalopod
egg capsules

Order Cephalopoda
Cephalopod
egg capsules

Order Cephalopoda
   
Capsules about 10cm long, elongated with angular bumps. Not attached. Common on our undisturbed Northern shores. Tear-drop shaped capsules (1.5-2cm) joined together in a 'string' about 10-15cm long, attached to a tubeworm tube or other hard surface. Sometimes seen on our Northern shores. Sausage-like capsules 6-8cm long. Bunches of several 'sausages' attached to seaweeds. Sometimes seen on many of our shores.    
NOT eggs        

Bubble ascidians
awaiting identification

Jelly sea squirt
awaiting identification
   
Each bubble about 1-3cm, translucent with two openings, in clusters under and on rocks on some of our shores. 2-3cm, translucent blob stuck under stones with fine red bars at one opening. Sometimes seen on our Northern shores. Each blob about 1cm across. Clusters of blobs on boulders and larger rocks, usually near base and under overhands. Also on jetty pilings. Commonly seen on our Northern shores.    
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