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Achaeus spinosus dressed in polyps/hydroids Air Bajo I, Lembeh.<br />
These crabs dress on different types of hydroids and polyps that help them fish prey and camouflage!<br />
See this article for more info:<br />
<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/jan/30/gone-fishin-decorator-crabs-use-other-species-as-fishing-rods-study-reveals" rel="nofollow">https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/jan/30/gone-fishin-decorator-crabs-use-other-species-as-fishing-rods-study-reveals</a> Achaeus spinosus,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

Achaeus spinosus dressed in polyps/hydroids

Air Bajo I, Lembeh.
These crabs dress on different types of hydroids and polyps that help them fish prey and camouflage!
See this article for more info:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/jan/30/gone-fishin-decorator-crabs-use-other-species-as-fishing-rods-study-reveals

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''Achaeus spinosus'' is a small decapod which belongs to the large family of the Inachidae or the spider crabs.

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jun 16, 2019. Captured May 31, 2018 05:13 in Unnamed Road, Kareko, Lembeh Utara, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm