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Also known as Oate's Soft Coral Crab, Soft Coral Crab, Soft Coral Spider Crab, Commensal Soft Coral Crab and Dendronephthya Crab. They feed on plankton, and grow to a length of about 1.5cm.
Found on coral and rocky reefs mimicking the soft coral it sits on, at depths of 5 to 15m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.
Spotted this camouflaged critter on a mauve spiky soft coral (Dendronephthya sp.) at a depth of about 20m; dive site: Dayang Beach.
Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 11, 2012
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