Four Ring Purse Crab (Coleusia huilianae)

Also known as Brachyura Crab, Leucosia anatum, Painted Pebble Crab, Pebble Crab, Rubble Crab, True Crab

Description

Also known as Brachyura Crab, Leucosia anatum, Painted Pebble Crab, Pebble Crab, Rubble Crab, True Crab.

Found over people and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs and shorelines.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 2.5cm
Depth - land-15m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Brachyura crabs are considered true crabs, they have a short abdomen, 4 walking legs and a pair of clawed arms at the front.
Many thousands of species live worldwide in sea water, fresh water and on land Ref: x

4 comments

  1. Posted by RP
    November 19, 2014 at 17:41 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    This pebble crab agreed with Coleusia urania and C. huileanae, which the former sp. found in China Sea and the latter found in Gulf of Thailand through Indian Ocean.

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