Also known as Brachyura Crab, Corallimorph Crab, Decorator Crab, Decorator Spider Crab, Majid Crab, Small Spider Crab, Spider Crab, True Crab.
Found on hard bottoms, of coral and rocky reefs, over intertidal zones, in shallow lagoons, rich in algae growth. They are found covered in a heavy growth of algae, and other marine organisms, for camouflage against predators!
They feed on algae, crustaceans, invertebrates, and small molluscs.
Length - 4.5cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread East Atlantic, North Atlantic, Mediterranean
Brachyura crabs are considered true crabs, they have a short abdomen, 4 walking legs and a pair of clawed arms at the front.
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