Also known as Brachyura Crab, Mud Crab, Reef Crab, Round Crab, Soft Coral Crab, True Crab, Xanthidae Mud Crab.
Found amongst Dendronephthya corals, and invertebrates, often around underwater wrecks, of coral and rocky reefs. This one found with its eggs!
They feed on detritus.
Length - 2cm
Depth - ?m
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