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Box Crab

Calappa hepatica

Description:

Saw this Female Box Crab during Sunset dive, heavy with Eggs and then she perched herself on a small mount and started to release her Eggs/Embryos into the water column. The tiny white dots in the pictures are the Eggs/Embryos. Watch the video to see her doing that. She was probably carrying hundred of thousands of Eggs!

Habitat:

Benthic creature, tends to live among sandy bottom in the shallows.


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Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.69, Long: 120.90

Spotted on Jan 11, 2013
Submitted on Jul 20, 2014

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