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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata
  Photo by Tan Hong KimMetopograpsus
Metopograpsus
Family Grapsidae

Order Decapoda


This crab scurries along concrete surfaces, rocks, trees and other hard structures in all kinds of habitats. It is a scavenger, staying just above the water line. It is able to grip firmly onto these substrates by means of well developed hooks on the tips of the legs. (Width up to 4cm).
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