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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongParthenope
Parthenope
Family Parthenopidae

Order Decapoda


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).
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