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Spider Squat Lobster

Chirostylus sandyi

Description:

Also known as Underwater Daddy-long-legs. These difficult-to-spot squat lobster feed on zooplankton, and grow to about 7.5cm in length.

Habitat:

Found in deep-water coral and rocky reefs, all over the Western Pacific.

Notes:

I was at a depth of 30m when I chanced upon this critter. I was trying to see if there was a pygmy seahorse on that sea fan, and I got something else!

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4 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Indeed! And very difficult to spot. I actually almost missed seeing it. Thanks for all your comments, Nicholas!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

Very delicate looking critter!

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Thanks, Alice! Someday when I have a better underwater camera setup, I'll take better photos of this little critter. :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Beautiful!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 22, 2011
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011

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