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Crab

Description:

Crab of some kind. It wasn't too big, maybe about 6cm wide. It keep its pinchers tucked very close to its body and would move them ever so slightly up and down making it look like a puppet (a muppet or something from Sesame street). Some type of box crab maybe?

Habitat:

Coral Reef. Arthur's Rock during a Night Dive

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5 Comments

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 6 years ago

Hi Leuba. Now that you mention it, he does look like a toad!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

He looks like a puffed-up toad. Might be trying to imitate a stone fish or similar. Just brilliant !

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 6 years ago

Thank you Karen and Vinthoel.

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Now that is a very cute crab! :D

vinthoel
vinthoel 6 years ago

sharp eye :)

andreweleighton
Spotted by
andreweleighton

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 25, 2015
Submitted on May 5, 2015

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