Saturday, January 27, 2007

Mangrove tree dwelling crab Selatium brockii @Southern Isle by kevin


Mangrove tree dwelling crab Selatium brockii @Southern Isle by kevin
Originally uploaded by koiyau.

This crab was posing quite inanimately on a juvenile mangrove tree. (am tempted to call it Mangrove small tree Clinging for dear life crab) Thanks to the sharp eye of ysf (who was trying to id the tree actually) I could take a close shot of this crab and id it from a BP guidebook from the greenish tinge of the eye. I am guessing the loss of habitat for this crab forced it to find shelter in quite an inappropriate tree size for itself

Male Ornamental tree trunk spider by syazkal

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Variable squirrel Callosciurus finlaysonisnacking noni fruit by Daniel Koh


Wow haven't even heard of this particular species before. Its also known as Finlayson's squirrel species name is Callosciurus finlaysoni . Id is by Daniel Koh (how does he spot these creatures??) Got the name from Kwok Wai's Wildlife Singapore. Its listed at wikipedia as an introduced species (i can't confirm this. anyone can verify?)

Budak points to this other source that says its introduced

p.s. for more shots of this furry creature check out Daniel's post

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Land hermit crab Coenobita purpureus @ Southern Isles by Kevin


Land hermit crab Coenobita cavipes @ Southern Isles by Kevin
Originally uploaded by koiyau.

Ha this poor bloke was housed in a Giant East African snail shell (which is very incongruous with a sea shore). Even though the shell was already pretty large, the Land Hermit Crab still can't hide itself into the shell. Oh well at least the soft bits are protected.

wow thanks felix for digging up this old post!

I based my id on this http://mangrove.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/text/2063.htm

will doublecheck this...

here's relevant links for those interested in the differences.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coenobita_purpureus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coenobita_cavipes

Storkbilled Kingfisher Taken @ Pasir Ris Mangrove Swamp

there's also a unknown bird in this thread
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Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis by Arthur Chng

Female with a fish

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Sunday, January 07, 2007