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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Order Decapoda > Anomurans > Family Porcellanidae
Hermit porcelain crab
awaiting identification*
Family Porcellanidae
updated Dec 2019
Where seen? This tiny porcelain crab is sometimes seen inside large shells occupied by hermit crabs on our Northern shores.

Features: Body width usually less than 1cm. Drab brown or grey. Usually seen in pairs in large shells occupied by a hermit crab.

In a shell occupied by a Striped hermit crab.
Changi, Apr 05

Chek Jawa, Mar 05

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Hermit porcelain crabs on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr
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