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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata
  Photo by Kang NeeSponge Crab
Cryptodromia
Family Dromiidae

Order Decapoda


This crab has the first two pairs of legs modified to carry objects on its back, usually sponges. The most common local species on rocky areas and reefs (width l cm) is the small Cryptodromia pileifera which carries a colony of brown tunicates on its back. All are scavengers.
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre