Red Spotted Crab (Trapezia rufopunctata)

Also known as Crustaceans, Brachyura Crabs, Commensal & Swimmer Crabs, Coral Crabs, True Crabs, Trapezia Crab, Red Spotted Coral Crab, Red-spotted Trapeze Crab.

Description

Also known as Crustaceans, Brachyura Crabs, Commensal & Swimmer Crabs, Coral Crabs, True Crabs, Trapezia Crab, Red Spotted Coral Crab and Red-spotted Trapeze Crab.

Found hiding in the arms of branching corals.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 1.5cm
Depth - 1-20m
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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