|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata|
Common under rocks, driftwood and other debris in mangroves, the brown shell, on washing, reveals numerous scattered orange granules on its surface. One of its pincers has a basal tooth which is modified to cut into gastropod molluscs. The fingers of the other pincer is long and forcep-like to extract the flesh. (Shell width up to 6cm).
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