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Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Crustacea
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Mangrove crown crab
Neorhynchoplax mangalis
Family Hymenosomatidae

Size:
0.3-0.4 mm. Malaya.

This dainty species was originally described from Singapore in 1986 and occurs in pools or in vegetation near flowing streams.


close-up of crab
Neorhynchoplax mangalis
cleaned of mud
They are very well camouflaged in their habitats and are very difficult to spot. Females are very unusual as they are believed to practice ovo-vivipary, i.e., the eggs are brooded within the female body and hatch within before being released through special openings!

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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