Common Decorator Crab (Schizophrys aspera)

Also known as Eyelash Spider Crab, Ornamental Crab, Red Spider Crab, Rough Spider Crab, True Crab

Description

Also known as Eyelash Spider Crab, Ornamental Crab, Red Spider Crab, Rough Spider Crab, True Crab.

Found over rocky areas of coral and rocky coastal reefs.
They feed on invertebrates.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 0-40m
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. Ref: http://sealifebase.org/summary/Schizophrys-aspera.html

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