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Red Spotted Guard Crab - Trapezia tigrina

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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 Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Jul 4, 2020. Captured Mar 23, 2019 22:01.
  • TG-4
  • f/6.3
  • 1/125s
  • ISO800
  • 18mm