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Piluminid crabs
Family Pilumnidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? The most commonly seen member of this family on our shores are the Hairy crabs (Pilumnus sp.) near rubble and reefs.

Features: Not all pilumnid crabs are hairy. They come in a wide variety of shapes and features and some are difficult to tell apart.

Status and threats: Several members of the Famil Pilumnidae are listed among the threatened animals of Singapore.
Like other creatures of the intertidal zone, they are affected by human activities such as reclamation and pollution. Trampling by careless visitors also have an impact on local populations.

Family Pilumnidae recorded for Singapore
from Wee Y.C. and Peter K. L. Ng. 1994. A First Look at Biodiversity in Singapore
in red are those listed among the threatened animals of Singapore Davison, G.W. H. and P. K. L. Ng and Ho Hua Chew, 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book: Threatened plants and animals of Singapore.
**from WORMS

  Family Pilumnidae
  Actumnus asper
Actumnus elegans
Actumnus setifer
(Rubble-carrying hairy crab)

Bathypilumnus sinensis

Ceratocarcinus longimanus
(Feather star crab)

Ceratoplax ciliata

Galene bispinosa
(**Now in Family Galenidae)

Glabropilumnus edamensis
(VU: Vulnerable)

Gonatonotus pentagonus
(EN: Endangered)

Halimede ochtodes
(**Now in Family Galenidae)

Feather star crab
Harrovia albolineata
(Feather star crab) (CR: Critically endangered)
Harrovia longipes
(Feather star crab) (CR: Critically endangered)

Heteropanope changensis
Heteropanope glabra

Heteropilumnus hirsutior
Heteropilumnus holthuisi
+Heteropilumnus sasekumari
Heteropilumnus splendidus


Mertonia lanka
(VU: Vulnerable)

Parapanope euagora
(EN: Endangered) (**Now in Family Galenidae)

Pilumnopeus eucratoides=**Benthopanope eucratoides

Pilumnus barbatus=**Nanopilumnus barbatus
Pilumnus edamensis=**Glabropilumnus edamensis
Pilumnus kasijani
Pilumnus labyrinthicus=**Vellumnus labyrinthicus
Pilumnus laevimanus=**Glabropilumnus laevimanus
Pilumnus laevis=**Glabropilumnus laevis
Pilumnus longicornis
Pilumnus minutus
Pilumnus murphyi
(VU: Vulnerable)
Pilumnus neglectus
Pilumnus ohshimai
(EN: Endangered)
Pilumnus penicillatus=**Vellumnus penicillatus
Pilumnus rouxi
Pilumnus rufopunctata
Pilumnus scabriusculus
+Pilumnus sluiteri
(Fuzzy reef crab)
Pilumnus spinifrons
Pilumnus vespertilio
(Common hairy crab)

Pronotonyx laevis

Vellumnus labyrinthicus
(VU: Vulnerable)

Rhizopa gracilipes

Rhizopoides yangae
(EN: Endangered)

Typhlocarcinus nudus
Typhlocarcinus villosus

Zebrida adamsii
(EN: Endangered)

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