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Orang-utan crab

Achaeus japonicus


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.


Coral Reef. Arthur's Rock on a Night Dive


Arthur's Rock is a Marine Sanctuary

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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 5 years ago

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

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Batangas, Philippines

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

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