|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata|
This extremely common genus of small crabs is found in clumps of mussels, barnacles, algae, rotting wood, fouling communities and within crevices of coral rocks. They have rows of comb-like teeth on the lower surfaces of their legs for clamping onto the substrate in the event of strong tides, waves or disturbance. They are detrital and filter feeders. (Diameter up to l cm).
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