CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Lace Corals (Bryozoans)
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Mangrove lace coral
Sundanella sibogae
Family Arachnidiidae

Size:
individuals about 5 mm

Bryozoans are colonial filter feeders and their skeletons are often delicate-looking with a crust-like appearance. Despite their name, they are not related to true corals.

The mangrove species is usually found attached to harder substrates in more open areas.
close-up of mangrove coral colony
Part of a colony of
Mangrove lace coral

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What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre