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Trapezia tigrina  Geotagged,Indonesia,Red Spotted Guard Crab,Spring,Trapezia tigrina Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Carapace to 1.5 cm. Cream to pink with up to 150 bright red spots; six small-lobed teeth between eyes; lower claw edge smooth. Commensal with Acropora/Pocillopora branching corals. Use large claws to ward off coral predators. Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Japan and Hawaii.

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Aug 5, 2018. Captured May 16, 2018 09:15 in Unnamed Road, Pasirpanjang, Lembeh Sel., Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/160s
  • ISO200
  • 15.41mm