Leucosia anatum

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Leucosia anatum
Leucosia anatum (Pebble crab).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Leucosiidae
Genus: Leucosia
Species: L. anatum
Binomial name
Leucosia anatum
(Herbst, 1783)

Leucosia anatum, also known as the pebble crab, is a species of crab in the family Leucosiidae.[1]


This species has a strongly convex, elongate carapace. Its outline is somewhat rhomboidal. The front edge of the carapace is slender and obtusely triangular, with a pointed postorbital that points upward at an oblique angle. It has stout ambulatory legs, with each section being cylindrical and fairly smooth.[2]


This species is known to occur in the following locations:[2]


  1. ^ Peter Davie (2012). "Leucosia anatum (Herbst, 1783)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Marine Species Identification Portal : Leucosia anatum". Species-identification.org. Retrieved 2012-08-17.