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A brown hairy crab, bold robust body and claws.
Spotted at Nusa Dua, Bali during low tide, costal reef area. The Hairy Crabs can be found under rocks and hiding in holes on many rocky shores.
Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" (abdomen), usually entirely hidden under the thorax. They live in all the world's oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a single pair of claws. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Crustacea Class: Malacostraca Order: Decapoda Infraorder: Brachyura Family: Pilumnidae Genus: Pilumnus