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Decorator Crab

Achaeus spinosus

Description:

''Achaeus spinosus'' is a small decapod which belongs to the large family of the Inachidae or the spider crabs. The carapace has an oval shape and does not exceed 4 centimetres or 1.6 inches in length. The pedunculate eyes are red. The whole whitish body is thickly covered with fine hairs which help to fix some pieces of sponge or fixed hydroids for camouflage.

Habitat:

Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.

Notes:

This one is dressed on hydroids.

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 weeks ago

Amazing.

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Bitung, Sulut, Indonesia

Lat: 1.44, Long: 125.23

Spotted on May 30, 2018
Submitted on May 26, 2019

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