|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda | Subphylum Crustacea | Class Malacostrata|
Eyed Reef Crab
This is a common aggressive crab in areas where there are large littoral rock formations. They have bright red eyes, powerful pincers and great agility. They forage during low tide for molluscs. Relatives are thought to be poisonous, and this crab should be avoided. (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