A field guide to Kenyan mangroves

Animals of the mid-forest mangroves

see also the trees associated with this part of the forest

Large crabs: constructing large burrows: Neosarmatium smithi
swimming crabs: Scylla serrata, Thalamtia crenata
Ambush predators: Epixanthus dentatus, Eurycarcinus natalensis
Medium crabs:

On trees: Sesarma (Parasesarma) leptosoma(climbs very high to canopy), Sesarma (Sesarmoides) longipes,
On roots: Metopograpsus thukuhar
On the forest floor: Sesarma (Perisesarma) guttatum, Perisesarma samawati, Helice leachi, Sesarma (Sarmatium) crassum, Sesarma impressum,
usually under dead bark: Sesarma (Clistocoeloma) villosum

Small crabs: Uca annulipes, Uca chlorophthalmus, Uca tetragonon, Uca urvillei, Uca vocans (fiddler crabs) and Petrolisthes lamarckii (usually under dead bark)
Other animals:

Snails: Terebralia palustris, Cerithidea decollata
Bees

Terrestrial shrimp: Merguia oligodon
Bivalves
: Saccostrea cucullata (mangrove oyster) , Isognomon ephippium
Slug like creatures: Peronia spp.
Terrestrial fish: Periophthalmus sobrinus (mudskipper)
Insects: Saturniidae moth (Emporor Moth) species, Lepidotera species

 

 

Landward - Mid-forest - Seaside

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Created 28 August 2001

Updated June 24, 2016
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