|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata|
The cryptic habits and slow movements make this crab appear rare. They prefer sandy/muddy areas near plants like Halimeda and Enhalus, hiding just beneath the surface. They are heavily armoured but placid, feeding on worms and small molluscs. (Shell width 2-3cm).
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