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Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata
  Photo by Tan Bee HongHairy Crab
Pilumnus vespertilio
Family Pilumnidae

Order Decapoda

These crabs are abundant on reefs and rocky shores, preferring disturbed and Sargassum covered areas. Their shaggy appearance helps break their natural outline. They feed mainly on larger algae during low tide. (Shell width up to 4cm).

Pebble Crab
Heteropanope glabra
Family Pilumnidae

Order Decapoda

This hardy and adaptable species prefers rocky areas with muddy substrates. They feed on any available animal matter. (Shell width up to 2cm).
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