De Haan's Sponge Crab (Lauridromia dehaani)

Also known as Brachyura Crab, Japanese Sponge Crab, Sponge Crab, True Crab

Description

Also known as Brachyura Crab, Japanese Sponge Crab, Sponge Crab, True Crab.

Found on mudflats of coral and rocky reefs carrying detritus and sponges for camouflage on their rear legs. They can have white or pink pincers.
They feed on sea stars.
Length - 14cm
Depth - 8-150m
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauridromia_dehaani

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