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Common Decorator Crab

Schizophrys aspera


"Large crab with spiny carapace, long legs and claws. In particular the claws are very long and not fouled, unlike the rest of the body. Two robust spines between the eyes. (see photo 2)" Source :


Back reef, Coastal bay, Lagoon. Indo-Pacific


Spotted this Decorator Crab hiding beneath a sea urchin. Night Dive at Dive and Trek House reef.

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Eric Noora
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Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2012

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