eggs text index | photo index
Egg strings and coils
updated Apr 2020

if you learn only 3 things about them ...
Egg strings contain living eggs or tiny animals. Don't disturb them.
Egg strings are found on stones and among seaweeds. Watch your step.
Please don't bring egg strings home. Thousands of baby animals may die.

Where seen? These noodle-like egg masses are sometimes seen among seagrasses and seaweeds in clumps.

Features: Some may be large, about 0.3cm wide, very long and noodle-like. These may be laid in clumps among seagrasses and seaweeds, on on rocks and hard surfaces. Others may be very tiny, laid in neat spirals on seagrass blades. Possible animals responsible for laying these eggs include seahares and snails.

Among seaweeds.
Pulau Semakau, Sep 05

Egg strings on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Laid on seagrass.
Cyrene Reef, Jul 08

Among seaweeds.
Kusu Island, Jun 05

Laid on seagrass blade.
Changi, Jun 05

Laid on seawall, probably by limpets.

Changi, Dec 10

Gong gong snail laying fine beige egg string.

Tanah Merah, Jul 10

Limpet with its egg capsule.

East Coast Park, Aug 11
links | references | about | email Ria
Spot errors? Have a question? Want to share your sightings? email Ria I'll be glad to hear from you!
wildfactsheets website©ria tan 2008