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Moon Crab      This spotted moon crab is commonly encountered on our shores. Sandy silty shores, especially near seagrasses. It is more active at night and is rarely seen by daytime visitors as it is then often buried in the sediments. 'Lunaris' in Latin refers to the moon. Geotagged,Incredible India,IncredibleIndia,India,Maharashtra,Matuta lunaris,Moon crab,Nikon,Tamron,WildIndia,WildMaharashtra,Winter,crab,crustacean,dapoli,kokan,macro,moon,ratnagiri Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Moon Crab

This spotted moon crab is commonly encountered on our shores. Sandy silty shores, especially near seagrasses. It is more active at night and is rarely seen by daytime visitors as it is then often buried in the sediments. 'Lunaris' in Latin refers to the moon.

    comments (6)

  1. Awesome photo, great species introduction too! Posted 3 years ago
    1. thanks :-) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Great capture, it looks like an alien creature. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Surely it does look like one :-) thanks Posted 3 years ago
  3. Beautifully captured. Posted 3 years ago
    1. thank you :-) Posted 3 years ago

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Matuta lunaris (Forskal, 1775) is a crab species from Matutidae family.

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By abhitap

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Uploaded Oct 24, 2016. Captured Dec 31, 2015 17:28 in Anjarle - Aade Rd, Anjarle, Maharashtra 415714, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/10.0
  • 1/2s
  • ISO250
  • 185mm