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Spider Crab

Chirostylus ortmanni


Small bodied crab, usually less than 1 cm even as adults. Very long legs easily 4-5 cm in length for each leg. White spots running along all the legs and spiny. White-lined on the carapace. They are actually very well camouflaged on the host sea fan unless you seek them out, otherwise, you will hardly notice them.


Mostly found on a certain type of seafan coral or black corals.

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Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 11, 2015
Submitted on Feb 12, 2016

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