Cerithidea obtusa: Mud creeper snail

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Cerithidea obtusa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Potamididae. The Obtuse Horn Shell also known as “Mud Creeper” is a relatively common snail found in muddy coastal areas. It grows to around 5-6 cm. It can crawl up to 7 metres of where once it reach the highest tree, it will then jump off the bark and fall onto the mud.

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It is used as food in Southeast Asia where it is known by the name Siput Sedut, Belitung [Malay] or ‘chut-chut’ snails [Singapore.]

Photos: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160321]

Source: Wikipedia

Morinda citrifolia: Noni


Morinda citrifolia is a tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae. Its native range extends through Southeast Asia and Australasia, and the species is now cultivated throughout the tropics and widely naturalised.

English common names include great morinda, Indian mulberry, noni, beach mulberry, and cheese fruit.

Despite its strong smell and bitter taste, the fruit is nevertheless eaten as a famine food and, in some Pacific islands, even a staple food, either raw or cooked.

Photo: Jakarta, Indonesia [20140611]

Source: Wikipedia