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Orang-utan crab

Achaeus japonicus

Description:

Small crablike creature maybe less than 2cm across. I thought it might be either some type of sea spider, judging by the way that it moved its legs, or maybe even an Orang-utan Crab (do to the shape of its eyes and head). Edit: Decided it was an Orang-utan Crab.

Habitat:

Coral Reef. Arthur's Rock on a Night Dive

Notes:

Arthur's Rock is a Marine Sanctuary

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2 Comments

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 5 years ago

Albert. I don't have any pictures from the front. It was tucked away so that I couldn't get on the other side. I'll go with Oran-Utan Crab. Thanks Albert.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Its not a Sea Spider. More likely an Orang Utan Crab. Do you have shots from the front?

andreweleighton
Spotted by
andreweleighton

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 24, 2015
Submitted on Mar 25, 2015

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