Singapore Freshwater Crab (Johora singaporensis) @ Festival of Biodiversity, Nex, Serangoon Central, Serangoon
The Singapore Freshwater Crab is an endemic species – it’s found only in Singapore and nowhere else in the world! Sadly, this little crab, which lives in flowing streams in the forests, is now considered locally Critically Endangered, with small populations still surviving in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, as well as within small forest patches in Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak. Conservation of this species and population recovery will require continued protection of the few forest streams it relies on for survival and the surrounding forests, combined with efforts to breed them in captivity.
Drop by the Freshwater Crab Working Group’s booth at the Festival of Biodiversity to learn more about the 6 species of freshwater crabs found in Singapore’s forests.