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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongActaeodes Crab
Actaeodes mutatus
Family Xanthidae

Order Decapoda


This species (shell width 2-2.5cm) is common on reefs. They hide in crevices and move about only when the tide is up. A related larger species, A. hirsutissima (shell width up to 5cm) has numerous short, stiff black hairs covering it.
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