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  Portunus pelagicus
  Family Name : Portunidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Crustacean, Crab and Prawn)

  Common Names : Flower Crab

 
Flower Crab
  • Description
    • Description :
      Body width up to about 20cm. Body is fan-shaped with teeth at the sides. An excellent swimmer due to its last pair of legs which are paddle-shaped. Has long pincers with sharp spines. 
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Found buried in sand or mud, sometimes hiding among seagrass.
      Habitats :
      Mudflats, Sandy Shore, Marine
      Distribution :
      Common in seagrass lagoon but can also be found in the sand and mud.
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Ubin
  • Status
    • Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Tan, R. & Yeo, A. 2003. Chek Jawa guidebook. Singapore: Simply Green. 219pp 

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