Odontomachus litoralis

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Odontomachus litoralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Odontomachus
Species: O. litoralis
Binomial name
Odontomachus litoralis
Wang, Yamada & Yamane, 2020

This species inhabits the mangroves, and nests have been found in abandoned mud lobster (Thalassina) mounds located near back forest. It has also been found foraging near mudflats and in mangrove backforest.

At a Glance • Intertidal zone  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Malaysia, Singapore (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • litoralis. Odontomachus litoralis Wang, W.Y. et al. 2020: 145, figs. 2-5 (w.q.m.) SINGAPORE, BORNEO (Sarawak).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 20 paratype workers, 3 paratype queens, 1 paratype male.
    • Type-locality: holotype Singapore: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (1.44676N, 103.73018E), 28.iii.2018, back mangrove, nest in Thalassina mound (W. Wang & M.S. Foo); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: LKCS (holotype); LKCS, NHMW (paratypes).
    • Distribution: Singapore.

Type Material