CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Spiders
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Burmese lynx spider
Oxyopes birmanicus
Family Oxyopidae

Size:
female 7-9 mm, male 6-7 mm

Also found in gardens and secondary forest, their long legs are armed with nearly erect spines. They are agile hunters and can be seen running and jumping after prey.

When approached, they dart quickly to the reverse side of a leaf.

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close-up of spider under a leaf
Oxyopes birmanicus
hiding on underside
of Avicennia rumphiana leaf
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