The Seychelles Islands archipelago,
situated in the western Indian Ocean, consists of 115 islands scattered
around in a large area of kmē. The central islands are granitic. Others
are coral islands and some atolls are present as well.
Different habitats such as mangroves,
mudflats, rocky shores and sandy beaches are home to numerous crabs adapted
more or less to the life outside water. Most of the crabs inhabit different
habitats or live on the edges of one habitat to the other.
Crabs living in rocky pools
or shallow coral or crabs living in mangroves but mostly in the water cannot
be generally classified as terrestrial, but are adapted to survive short
or longer periods in dry conditions. They are included in this site.
Habitats can generally be classified as following :
Description : The sand is white and is produced by the coral and
washed on to the beach. High tides mostly reach the upper vegetation.
Islands : Present on all islands. Surrounds coral islands completely.