CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Crustacea
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
  Mangrove mud shrimp
Wolffogebia phuketensis
Family Upogebiidae

Size:
up to 4 cm, Southeast Asia, common but cryptic

The mud shrimps are closely related to mud lobsters. The only mangrove species here digs lateral tunnels in mud lobster mounds which they seal with mud to keep a pool of water within during the low tide. During high tide, mud shrimps paddle their appendages, drawing in a current of water into their burrows. They then filter off the plankton dragged in with the water.

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close-up of shrimp
Mangrove mud shrimp
with eggs (gravid)
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