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
reef 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.