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Spotted Porcelain Crab

Neopetrolisthes maculatus

Description:

Also known as Anomura Crab, False Crab, Spotted Porcellanid Crab, Porcelain Anemone Crab, Red-spotted Porcelain Crab, White Anemone Crab, Small-dot Anemone Crab and Spotted Anemone Crab. They feed on plankton, and grow to a length of about 4cm. Spotted Porcelain Crab have a similar-looking cousin, Oshima's Porcelain Crab. Anomura crab are considered false crab, they have a longer abdomen and the back legs are modified or reduced so are hardly noticeable. These crab include hermit crab and squat lobster.

Habitat:

Found on coral and rocky reefs living commensally with sea anemones. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

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2 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Thank you, Alice.

For Tagalog speakers out there, my caption for the first photo is: "Pasan Ko ang Daigdig". :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

What a beauty!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 23, 2011
Submitted on Dec 2, 2011

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