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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Cnidaria (=Coelenterata) | Class Hydrozoa
  Photo by Tan Bee Hong Stinging Hydroids
Order Hydroida


These often inflict painful stings on careless swimmers and waders.

The dangerous Portuguese-Man-O-War (Physalia physalis, O. Siphonophora), which resembles a floating jellyfish, is not found here. They usually prefer deeper water and are uncommon in littoral areas.
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre