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Hairy crab

Pilumnus

Description:

A hairy crab red-purple in colour, hair in pale brown, bold robust body and claws.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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

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JordiPrats
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JordiPrats

Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 16, 2015
Submitted on Apr 3, 2017

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