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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Athropoda | Subphylum Chelicerata | Class Arachnida
  Photo by Tan Bee HongMarine Spider
Desis


This true spider lives in the reef intertidal area. It hides in air pockets among the rocks during high tide, coming out to feed on small invertebrates when the tide recedes. Its fangs inject poison to paralyse its prey. (Length l cm).
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre