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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata
  Epixanthus dentatus
Epixanthus dentatus
Family Menippidae

Order Decapoda


Common under rocks, driftwood and other debris in mangroves, the brown shell, on washing, reveals numerous scattered orange granules on its surface. One of its pincers has a basal tooth which is modified to cut into gastropod molluscs. The fingers of the other pincer is long and forcep-like to extract the flesh. (Shell width up to 6cm).
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