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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostraca
  Photo by Tan Bee HongBelachan Shrimp
Family Sergestidae

Order Decapoda


These small, almost transparent shrimps swarm in enormous numbers along the shore, feeding on algae and phytoplankton. They are important commercially, being collected as food, or used for shrimp paste (belachan) or sauce (cinchaluk). (Length 0.8-2cm).
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