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crabs

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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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4 Comments

KarenL
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, http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9049... and adding this spotting to the mission.

alicelongmartin
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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