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Four crabs and a shrimp (should that be a movie title?)

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#1 coinee



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

Hi there! I 'just' came back from a safari in the Lhaviyani, Baa, Raa, and Noonu atolls in the Maldives. Had a few very interesting dives with lots of cool creatures. https://plus.google....576625013961377 for the full set...


There were a bunch of things I couldn't figure out, they're all from night dives by the way. Thank you very much for the help!


1. Some sort of hinge-beak shrimp maybe?



2. Two crabs in a coral. The one on the right is relatively easy, although I don't have my book right now and I seem to forget names faster than I learn them...



3. Very cute furry crab. Couldn't quite get it into focus, as it was only around 5-8mm wide:



4. Some type of candy crab?


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

Hi Fabian,


looks like you had a great trip!


1. Cinetorhynchus hendersoni.


2. Not a lot to go by for me on that left crab, the right one is a Trapezia tigrina.


3. Squat Lobster, Galathea sp.


4. Soft Coral Crab, Hoplophrys oatesii.





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Posted 16 March 2014 - 03:32 AM

Amazing, thanks Jim! I love the soft coral crab. So pretty!