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Decorator Crab

Achaeus spinosus


''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.


Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.


This one is dressed on hydroids.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago


The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Bitung, Sulut, Indonesia

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

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