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Caranguejo Guaiá

Carpilius corallinus

Description:

One of the most beautiful crabs in the area. The carapace is smooth and heavy, with no teeth, except for a blunt one at the lower right- and left hand corner. The ground color is pale to brick red with scarlet spots and meandering lines of small white or yellow spots. The ends of the fingers and claws are darker. Size: the largest crab in the Caribbean, the carapace can be up to 15 cm in width.

Habitat:

Fernando de Noronha - PE - Brazil

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4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

moved to arthropods

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Wow!

jacky.colucci
jacky.colucci 11 years ago

Arquipélago Fernando de Noronha - PE - Brasil.. I recommend visit!! =)

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Very nice! Could you please add a place name for where you spotted it?

jacky.colucci
Spotted by
jacky.colucci

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

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