CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Spiders
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Hairy foot mangrove spider
Idioctis littoralis
Family Barychelidae
close-up of adult
Idioctis littoralis
next to its burrow entrance

close-up of silken tube
Silken tube
from within
the lobster mound

This is a heavy bodied, ground dwelling spider with hairy feet.

It burrows in mud lobster mounds, spinning silk to line its tube, where it lies in wait for prey.

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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