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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata
 

Halicarcinus male
Coral Spider Crab
Halicarcinus coralicola
Family Hymenosomatidae

Order Decapoda
Not true spider crabs, hymenosomatids are among the smallest of all

Halicarcinus female
crabs, the species here rarely exceeds 0.2cm in body length! They are common on littoral rocks which are covered with algae, mud and detritus, but are rarely seen.
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