Harlequin Swimming Crab (Lissocarcinus laevis)

Also known as Anemone Crab, Harlequin Anemone Crab, Harlequin Crab, Hitchhiker Crab, Sea Anemone Crab, True Crab, Tube-guardian Crab

Description

Also known as Anemone Crab, Harlequin Anemone Crab, Harlequin Crab, Hitchhiker Crab, Sea Anemone Crab, True Crab, Tube-guardian Crab.

Found with sea anemones and tube anemones over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 1.5cm
Depth - 5-80m
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://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Lissocarcinus-laevis.html

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