Land crabs

by Eric De Muylder

  Location of the Seychelles islandsThe Seychelles Islands archipelago, situated in the western Indian Ocean, consists of 115 islands scattered around in a large area of km². 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.

  This site attempts to give information on which crabs are living on the islands and where they can be found. Whenever possible, other information on the ecology of the crabs is added. A general desciption and pictures are also included.

  If you have any information or pictures which can be added to this site, please don't hesitate to contact me on

  Click on the titels to go to the respective pages

Go to Islands of Seychelles Page

Cousin and Cousine



This page gives a list of islands catagorized by type.

Go to Habitat Page

The Habitat page gives a description of the different habitats where land or coastal crabs can be found in Seychelles. Each habitat contains a list of crabs observed. Habitats can be classified as following :
Creek at Grand Anse, Mahé

BulletSandy beaches



BulletRocky pools


Go to Classification Page

Go to the Classification page for a detailed classification of the families of decapod crabs. Each family contains a list of crab species observed in Seychelles. You can also go straight to the page for the families below.

BulletSpecies found

Each Family page describes the species observed.

Go to Literature Page

A list of references used.

 Some other crabs

Go to description of the islandsGo to description of the different habitsGo to classification pagesGo to References Other Links to Seychelles and Land crabs Contact me

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