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Spider Squat Lobster

Chirostylus sandyi

Description:

Deep-sea squat sea lobster (Chirostylidae). To 7.5 cm (3 in.). Tiny carapace with spider-like legs. Brick red with yellow lines on carapace and white spots on upper surface of first segment of legs.

Habitat:

West Pacific, in Indonesia and Philippines.

Notes:

By my hubbie, Mark Bockstael.

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7 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks Scott! it must have been a lapsus when I chose the category :-)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Moved to Arthropods :-)

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Really nice ! So delicate-looking.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

thanks, Argie! they are the spiders of the sea :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Fantastic creatures.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks, Aaron!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

These are fantastic, Marta! I've never seen anything like them before.

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 31, 2012

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