|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata|
These are coral reef. dwellers, being found under rocks or in crevices at low tide. The red egg crab can grow to large sizes (width of up to 10cm).
Small specimens (probably juveniles) have a white margin around the front and lateral margins.
A smaller green species, A. floridus is rarer and known to be poisonous. Both species are basically herbivorous, and should not be eaten.
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