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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea
Photo index of other crustaceans on Singapore shores

Sea slater

Order Isopoda

Order Amphipoda

Mussel shrimp
Order Ostracoda
2-3cm. They are NOT cockroaches or insects. They have seven pairs of legs, huge eyes and very long antennae. Commonly seen on many of our rocky shores. 0.5cm or less. Body flattened downwards (not sideways), many legs. Commonly seen in many habitats, from the floatsam at the high water mark, mangroves, to seaweeds and seagrasses. Some are parasites of fishes and shrimps. 0.5cm or less. Body flattened sideways, seven pairs of limbs, can hop long distances by flexing their long abdomens. Sometimes seasonally abundant among seaweeds on many of ours shores.   0.1-0.5cm. Body enclosed in a two-part, hinged, hard translucent 'shell', somewhat like a clam. Some can produce a blue luminous light when disturbed. Commonly seen on our Northern shores, usually by their luminous sparks.

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sea slaters, beachfleas, mussel shrimps
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