The Urang-utan Crab

One of the creatures that you can find in almost all the dive site in Puerto Galera is a Achaeus Japonicus also well known for the name Orang-utan Crab.

Achaeus Japonicus also well known for the name Urang-utan Crab.

The Urang-utan Crab is a family of the spider crabs. Its body can grow up to two (2) centimeters. It has long arms which is covered by thick fine hairs. The hair can be red or reddish brown in color. Some sand and other small underwater debris easily attach to its hair and add as a camouflage. They are often seen on Bubble Corals and Honeycomb Corals but not always.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:41:00 PM
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