Candy Crab (Hoplophrys oatesii)

Also known as Crustaceans, Brachyura Crabs, True Crabs, Spider Crabs, Oate's Soft Coral Crab, Soft Coral Crab, Soft Coral Spider Crab, Commensal Soft Coral Crab, Dendronephthya Crab.

Description

Also known as Crustaceans, Brachyura Crabs, True Crabs, Spider Crabs, Oate's Soft Coral Crab, Soft Coral Crab, Soft Coral Spider Crab, Commensal Soft Coral Crab and Dendronephthya Crab.

Found on coral and rocky reefs mimicking the soft coral it sits on.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 1.5cm
Depth - 5-15m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Brachyura crabs are considered true crabs, they have a short abdomen, 4 walking legs and a pair of clawed arms at the front.
Many thousands of species live worldwide in sea water, fresh water and on land.


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