seen? This spotted moon crab is commonly encountered on
our shores. Sandy silty shores, especially near seagrasses. It is
more active at night and is rarely seen by daytime visitors as it
is then often buried in the sediments.
Body width ranges from 3cm to some more than 8cm across.
The body has a pair of long spikes on the sides and is beige to yellow
with lots of little maroon dots all over the upper part of the body.
Changi, Apr 05
Sisters Island, Oct 06
moon crabs on Singapore shores
- Ng, Peter
K. L. and Daniele Guinot and Peter J. F. Davie, 2008. Systema
Brachyurorum: Part 1. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran
crabs of the world. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Supplement
No. 17, 31 Jan 2008. 286 pp. (Online
PDF on the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology website).
- Jones Diana
S. and Gary J. Morgan, 2002. A Field Guide to Crustaceans of
Australian Waters. Reed New Holland. 224 pp.