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Carrier Crab



Carrier Crab are from the family of Homolidae, but not sure which species/genus this one is. They are known as Carrier Crab or Porter Crab as they carries other animals such as Upside-down Jellyfish and Sea Urchins on their back as a defence mechanism. The Up-side down Jellyfish is from the genus Cassiopea.


Seen during a night dive. The crab hides in the sandy bottom during day time and come out to feed at night time.

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Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 26, 2016
Submitted on Jun 28, 2016

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