Monday, September 14, 2015

Perbrinckia scansor

Binomial Name: Perbrinckia scansor

Perbrinckia scansor is an endemic freshwater crab distributed in the wet zone of Sri Lanka. It is considered to be the only known tree climbing crab found in the island. Deforestation and habitat loss has become the main threat for the existence of this crab. Its IUCN Red List Status is ‘Least Concerned’. Above photographs were taken at Sinharaja forest reserve in January 2015.

Acknowledgement: Mr. M. M. Bahir

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