Spider Squat Lobster (Chirostylus dolichopus)

Also known as Anomura Crab, Daddy-long-Legs, Sea Spider, Spider Crab, Underwater Daddy-long-Legs

Description

Also known as Anomura Crab, Daddy-long-Legs, Sea Spider, Spider Crab, Underwater Daddy-long-Legs.

Found living on gorgonian sea fans over deepwater coastal coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 5cm
Depth - 35-240m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

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: x

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