Category Archives: species

That uniquely Singaporean crab disappearing fast (Johora singaporensis)

That uniquely Singaporean crab disappearing fast  Local scientists trying to save a crab that’s found nowhere else in the world – David Ee MENTION crab, and Singaporeans will think of it on a plate smothered in chilli sauce. But local … Continue reading

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Wildlife after death; Life! explores our type collection!

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Green Gems

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A feature in Knowledge Enterprise

The Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey expedition held in Pulau Ubin last October continues to make waves, this time in the latest issue of NUS’ Knowledge Enterprise! Download the full issue!

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Art Garfunkel and his bright eyed crab

Apart from Beyonce’s bootylicious fly and Lady Gaga’s fern, a new species of crab from Christmas Island has been named for Art Garfunkel, in tribute to his song “Bright eyes” and one can certainly see why! The paper by Peter … Continue reading

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CMBS centre spread in The New Paper.

We had a good start to the New Year when The New Paper published this beautifiul centre spread highlighting the beautiful marine animals collected during the Northern Expedition! Copyright © 2011 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co.

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Walking on the wild side of Singapore

November has been a good month for the biodiversity community in Singapore, with the successful conclusion of the Northern Expedition of the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey of Singapore, and the launch of WildSingapore, a labour of love by Ria Tan, … Continue reading

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News from the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey of Singapore, Johore Straits

Update (30 October): Drs Daphne Fautin and Peter Ng are interviewed by Steven Chia on Channel NewsAsia’s AM Live!  The second phase of the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey kicked off on the 15th of October with a 3 week workshop … Continue reading

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Help us take Johora singaporensis off IUCN’s 100 most threatened animals list!

This little crab, Johora singaporensis, is a true citizen of Singapore, for it can only be found on our island nation and no where else on Earth. However, its future truly depends on what we do to protect it, for … Continue reading

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New Publication: Revision of Garthiella Titgen, 1986 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthidae), with description of a new subfamily and a new species from the central Philippines

More goodies from the Philippines stemming from RMBR’s expeditions to the Philippines in the last ten years by post-doctoral fellow, Dr JC Mendoza and long time RMBR collaborator Miss Marivene Manuel-Santos of the National Museum of the Philippines. This paper features … Continue reading

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