|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata|
Common in sandy to muddy open areas, these crabs normally burrow just below the surface during the day. They forage for small shellfish, worms and other animals at night. Their paddle-like legs are for swimming and digging. They are eaten in other countries. (Shell width up to 5cm).
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