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Spotted 350M in Alab Cave, Baggao, Cagayan. Possibly a new species because this differs from only described species in the Cagayan area. http://philjournalsci.dost.gov.ph/vol139...
J.C. Mendoza and T. Naruse (2010): All freshwater crabs undergo direct development (whereby all larval stages are lacking), where the ovigerous female broods a few large, lecithotrophic eggs that hatch into tiny hatchling crabs (Ng 1988). This reproductive strategy effectively restricts freshwater crabs to habitats in or adjacent to freshwater, and limits their ability to disperse across geographical barriers such as mountain ranges or large expanses of salt water.
Photos by Jerry Rendon