A field guide to Kenyan mangroves

Animals of the seaward mangroves

see also the trees associated with this part of the forest

Large crabs: On trees: Selatium elongatum ; amongst the roots: Epixanthus dentatus
On the beach: Ocypode ryderi, Ocypode ceratophthalmus,
In the water: Scylla serrata, Thalamtia crenata
Medium crabs:

On trees: Grapsus fourmanoiri, Metopograpsus thukuhar, Metopograpsus oceanicus, Metopograpsus messor,
On the beach: Macrophthalmus spp.

Small crabs: Dotilla fenestrata, Uca annulipes, Uca chlorophthalmus, Uca tetragonon, Uca urvillei, Uca vocans, (Uca spp. are fiddler crabs)
Other animals: Snails: Terebralia palustris, Cerithidea decollata
Terrestrial shrimp: Merguia oligodon
Bivalves
: Saccostrea cucullata (mangrove oyster) , Isognomon ephippium
Slug like creatures: Peronia spp.
Terrestrial fish: Periophthalmus sobrinus (mudskipper)
"creekside"

Sesarma (Sarmatium) crassum, Sesarma (Perisesarma) guttatum, Eurycarcinus natalensis, Sesarma (Sesarmoides) longipes

 

 

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Created 28 August 2001

Updated June 24, 2016
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