seen? These tiny crabs are often seen under stones on rocky
shores near reefs. Instead of rushing away, these crabs usually remain
immobile when disturbed.
Features: Body width about 1cm.
The pincers with spoon-shaped tips. Legs with pointed tips.
Sometimes confused with juveniles
of other crabs of the Family Xanthidae.
St. John's Island, Oct 11
|Pilodius rock crabs on Singapore shores
G.W. H. and P. K. L. Ng and Ho Hua Chew, 2008. The Singapore
Red Data Book: Threatened plants and animals of Singapore.
Nature Society (Singapore). 285 pp.