Long-clawed Squat Lobster (Munida rugosa)

Also known as Anomura Crab, Plated Lobster, Rugose Squat Lobster

Description

Also known as Anomura Crab, Plated Lobster, Rugose Squat Lobster.

Found under boulders and in crevices over mud, sand and rocky substrates in shallow to deeper waters of the continental slope.
They feed on detritus, plants and zooplankton.
Females have smaller claws.
Length - 3cm
Depth - 10-300m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean

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/Munida_rugosa

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