Time to make more DIY handmade 'plushie' mascots out of socks! As volunteers prep up for International Year of the Reef 2018 activities!
Everyone knows crabs! Especially those who eat crabs! A crab is basically a large body with two claws and lots of little legs. I make lots of little ones out of scraps.
Flower crabs are also called Swimming crabs because they can swim. The last pair of legs are paddle-shaped and these rotate like a boat motor. They have long sharp pointy claws to snatch fast moving prey.
Fiddler crabs are among them. The male fiddler crab has one enlarged claw!
Hairy crab that is commonly seen on Singapore's rocky reefs.
Spotted hermit crab.
Tiger prawns have long 'noses' and very long antennae.
peacock anemone shrimps live on sea anemones. Usually in a pair of male and female.
barnacles growing on a living crab.
Find out more about the crustaceans of Singapore on the wild fact sheets of wildsingapore.
Did you make a crustacean plushie? I would love it if you could share a photo of it!
This article is written for Celebrating Singapore Shores as part of International Year of the Reef 2018.