Fleeting Purse Crab (Myra fugax)

Also known as Brachyura Crab, Pebble Crab, Purse Crab, Rubble Crab, True Crab

Description

Also known as Brachyura Crab, Pebble Crab, Purse Crab, Rubble Crab, True Crab.

Found amongst rocks, rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 14cm
Depth - 0-50m
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/Myra_fugax

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