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Bent C

Crustacean ID

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Does anyone know what kind of crab/squat lobster/other crustacean this is? It is app 4-5 cm in total (that would be app two inches), found on a night dive on a coconut root. Location is Mabul, Sabah, Borneo, and the local dive masters didn´t have a clue.

 

/Bent C

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:drink: what a funny little guy! He's managed to completely encase himself in sponge. It's pretty hard to say what he is other than a decorator crab in the family Majidae or a related family. None of the details needed for identification are visible. Even that big snout - which seems like it might be a useful character - could have a couple of significant spines underneath or just be all sponge.

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:drink: what a funny little guy! He's managed to completely encase himself in sponge. It's pretty hard to say what he is other than a decorator crab in the family Majidae or a related family. None of the details needed for identification are visible. Even that big snout - which seems like it might be a useful character - could have a couple of significant spines underneath or just be all sponge.

 

Thanks, Leslie. He (she?) was actually very cute.

 

/Bent C

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