|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata|
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.
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