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Red Claw Mangrove Crab spotted on Miyajima (Itsukushima) Island, Japan. This crab crawled out from a drainage pipe as I was hiking by.
It was pure happenstance that I got to see this little guy, we were pretty far up the mountain, and it just happened to come out of a drainage pipe(?) alongside the path.
Wow I just found out Japan is within their natural range. I withdraw my 'pet' comment. Nice find.
Maybe someone has lost their pet mangrove crab ... https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-...
Possibly Hemigrapsus sanguineus - Japanese shore crab?
Spotted on Sep 15, 2019 Submitted on Sep 15, 2019