CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Spiders
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Mangrove jumper
Ligurra latidens
Family Salticidae

Size:
5-7 mm

Also found in coastal vegetation. It does not spin a web but instead actively hunts for its prey, jumping in for the kill.

Male jaws are particularly elongated and are equipped with a spur, which is instrumental in locking jaws with the female during mating.

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close-up of female
Female

close-up of male with white face
Male
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