Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Morgue: 15th November 2010

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Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm, 12th December 2009

This was an empty shell I found in an enclosure that had been set up for red-eared sliders at Mainland Tropical Fish Farm.

Ecology Asia
Wildlife Singapore
Global Invasive Species Database
NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
Turtles of the World
Animal Diversity Web

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday Morgue: 1st November 2010

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Shark (Elasmobranchii)
Beting Bemban Besar, 3rd April 2010

Based on the black tip on the first dorsal fin and the general body proportions, this might be a young blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus).

FishBase
IUCN Red List
ARKive
Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department Biological Profiles
MarineBio.org
Australian Museum Fact Sheets

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Raffles Museum Treasures: Giant weevil

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Giant weevil (Macrochirus sp.)
Collected from Kent Ridge, 1999
Native to Singapore


Macrochirus praetor
(Photo by audobonimages)