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#1 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 02:07 PM

Hi Everyone,

I snapped this chap on a late night dive last night. Here are the stats:

Location: East End, Grand Cayman. At night.
Depth: 10m, 30ft.
Size: Carapace about an inch across.

Looks like a type of Majid to me, but don't have a clue about the species. Attached are two views.

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#2 davephdv

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 04:13 PM

Haven't a clue; but what a great shot.
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:47 AM

Nodose Rubble Crab. Paractaea rufopunctata.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:12 AM

I've seen a couple of those over the years, one was bright red, and one was yellow.

I saw them on fire coral and a sea fan.

I just called them small crabs, but I don't think they are Majid's (aren't they decorators ?) Anyone got a reference pic of a Nodose Ruble Crab .. i can't find one anywhere.

These guys are kinda cool to see though. they are very funky looking.
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Posted 09 August 2004 - 01:56 PM

Giles, there is a photo on page 209 of Humann's 2nd Edition Reef Creature ID Book for Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas.

#6 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for that Ellen - I only have the 1st Edition!

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