Anomura and Brachyura
Up to 40cm
5 pairs of walking legs
First pair modified to form pincers
Abdomen folded under carapace (Brachyura)
Greatly reduced last pair of walking legs (Anomura)
Did you know?
Trapeziid crabs can help protect their coral home from Crown-of-Thorns sea stars – by pinching the sea star’s tube feet!