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True crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" (Greek: βραχύς / brachys = short,[2] οὐρά / οura = tail[3]), or where the reduced abdomen is entirely hidden under the thorax. Many other animals with similar names – such as hermit crabs, king crabs, porcelain crabs, horseshoe crabs and crab lice – are not true crabs.

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KarenL 8 years ago

Please delete the second & third photos as there appears to be no species in these except the humans in photo 3.

Please consider joining the Cave Biota of the Philippines mission, and adding this spotting to the mission.

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice picture, good information.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Hello. Crabs fall into the Arthropod group so I'll move it there. Best

Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 18, 2011
Submitted on Aug 20, 2011

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