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Flora index
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guide to the mangroves of singapore
Crustacea
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Estuarine prawn
Macrobrachium equidens
Family Palaemonidae

Size:
up to 12 cm

close-up of prawn out of water
Young Macrobrachium equidens
This common estuarine prawn was first discovered from Singapore in the mid-1800s. Unlike typical marine prawns, adults have a pair of long claws. Mangrove inhabitants are mainly juveniles and adults are usually that of a similar looking but less common Palaemon semmelinkii. Females spawn in mangroves or the sea.

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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