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Porcelain crab

Neopetrolisthes maculatus

Description:

Porcelain crabs are decapod crustaceans in the widespread family Porcellanidae, which superficially resemble true crabs. They are typically less than 15 mm (0.6 in) wide, and have flattened bodies as an adaptation for living in rock crevices. They are delicate, readily losing limbs when attacked, and use their large claws for maintaining territories.

Habitat:

Indo-Pacific

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4 Comments

Bo Mancao
Bo Mancao 8 years ago

Thanks Aaron!

Bo Mancao
Bo Mancao 8 years ago

Thanks Scott :)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

I've moved your beautiful crab to the Arthropods category.

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 8 years ago

Great macro shots

Bo Mancao
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Bo Mancao

Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 27, 2012
Submitted on Jan 11, 2013

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