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Ridged Swimming Crab

Charybdis natator

Description:

Also known as Portunid Crab and Harlequin Anemone Crab. They feed on plankton, and grow to about 3cm in length.

Habitat:

Found on sand and mud areas of coral and rocky reefs, at depths of 5 to 25m. Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific region.

Notes:

I took these photos on an early evening dive, off Isla Reta Beach Resort on Talikud Island, Samal, Philippines.

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3 Comments

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

he is worth the effort Blogie!!

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Thanks, Atul! I probably took dozens of shots of this one crab just coz he was so strikingly colorful. :)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

nice colors on that one!!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on Dec 8, 2011

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