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Swimming Crab

Thalamita sp.


Swimming crabs are characterized with their last pair of legs flattened into paddle-like appendages used for swimming. Thalamita crabs are characterized by five''teeth' or spikes on the side of the body. The eyes are wide apart and the body is rather rectangular. Source:


Spotted during a night dive at Dive and Trek House Reef. Not sure of exact scientific name. Appreciate help :-)

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Eric Noora
Eric Noora 11 years ago

Thanks Dilek :-)

Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 11 years ago

Very beautiful!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 11 years ago

Thanks Alice :-)

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

What a beauty!

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Feb 12, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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