Conical Spider Crab (Xenocarcinus conicus)

Also known as Arrowhead Crab, Black Coral Crab, Brachyura Crab, Conical Crab, Gorgonian Spider Crab, Soft Coral Crab, True Crab, Xeno Crab

Description

Also known as Arrowhead Crab, Black Coral Crab, Brachyura Crab, Conical Crab, Gorgonian Spider Crab, Soft Coral Crab, True Crab, Xeno Crab.

Found mimicking the coral it lives with over coral and rocky reefs. They live in association with black corals, gorgonians, and hydroids.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 1.5cm
Depth - 5-15m
Widespread West 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: x

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