Also known as Barrel-sponge Crab, Fairy Crab, Fairy Lobster, Hairy Pink Lobster, Hairy Pink Squat Lobster, Pink Hairy Squat Lobster, Pink Squat Lobster, Sponge Crab.
Found in and around the giant barrel sponge - Xestospongia testudinaria, over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 1.5cm
Depth - 2-20m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Barrel Sponge - Xestospongia testudinaria
These tiny squat lobsters are very hard to see as they are well camouflaged! Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauriea_siagiani