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Spider Crab

Chirostylus ortmanni

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Cebu, Philippines

Lat: 9.93, Long: 123.37

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

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