Hairy Squat Lobster (Lauriea siagiani)

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

Description

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
http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/barrel-sponge/1319

Anomura crabs are considered false crabs, they have a longer abdomen and the back legs are modified or reduced so hardly noticeable.
These crabs include the hermit crabs and squat lobsters.
Many thousands of species live worldwide in sea water, fresh water and on land. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauriea_siagiani

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