Mictyris brevidactylus

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Mictyris brevidactylus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Mictyridae
Genus: Mictyris
Species: M. brevidactylus
Binomial name
Mictyris brevidactylus
Stimpson, 1858 [1]

Mictyris brevidactylus is a species of crab found in Japan, China (including the type location, Hong Kong), Taiwan, Singapore, and parts of Indonesia (Karakelong, Bawean and Ambon Island).[2] The adults have a light-blue carapace and scarlet-jointed legs, while juveniles are yellowish-brown. M. brevidactylus is gregarious and burrows into the sand when disturbed, in a corkscrew motion.[3]


  1. ^ Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Mictyris brevidactylus". Crabs of Japan. Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mictyris brevidactylus". Exploring Taiwan Mangroves. Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 

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