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Orang-utan crab - Achaeus japonicus Air Bajo I, Lembeh. Achaeus japonicus,Geotagged,Indonesia,Orang-utan crab,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

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''Achaeus japonicus'', sometimes known as the orang-utan crab, is a crab of the family Majidae has been observed in tropical waters of the Western Pacific Ocean from Indonesia to Fiji, as well as in coastal waters of Japan. With a carapace of only about 2 centimetres or 0.8 inches in diameter, it has relatively long arms, which are thickly covered with fine hairs, red or reddish brown in color, and often laden with small bits of debris for further camoflage. It is frequently, but not always, found.. more

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jun 5, 2019. Captured May 31, 2018 05:16 in Unnamed Road, Batukota, Lembeh Utara, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm