Friday, May 16, 2008


Juveniles of the knobbly seastar (Protoreaster nodosus) are known to be rare in Singapore waters (Lane and Vandenspiegel 2003). The first visual documentation of a juvenile knobbly seastar is perhaps a posting in the blog of the Blue Waters Volunteers on 23 August 2005. The find happened during a ReefWalk activity at Kusu Island. Ever since juveniles were encountered at Cyrene Reef on 21 April 2007 by TeamSeagrass, recruitments of knobbly seastars were also observed at Pulau Semakau, Labrador Nature Reserve and Changi Beach.


Lane, D. J. W. and Vandenspiegel, D., 2003. A guide to sea stars and other echinoderms of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre, p. 64-65.

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