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Red Spotted Guard Crab - Trapezia tigrina in Pocillopora possibly damicornis or verrucosa coral. Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia,Red Spotted Guard Crab,Trapezia tigrina Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Red Spotted Guard Crab - Trapezia tigrina

in Pocillopora possibly damicornis or verrucosa coral.

    comments (4)

  1. This shot is epic!
    (will avoid it when drunk though)
    Posted 8 months ago
    1. Hahahaaa....:-D Posted 8 months ago
  2. Brilliant photograph! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Many thanks! :-) Posted 8 months ago

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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 Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Jul 31, 2020. Captured Nov 7, 2019 08:59 in Unnamed Road, Kobe, Weda Tengah, Kabupaten Halmahera Tengah, Maluku Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm