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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongPilodius
Pilodius
Family Xanthidae

Order Decapoda


This is probably one of the most common crabs in rocky areas and coral reefs. They are mainly scavengers, detrital and algal feeders. The tips of their fingers are spoon-tipped, like Leptodius, which helps in the gathering of food from rocks. There are many species, but most are small, measuring between 1 and 2cm in shell width.
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