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Is this Hitchhiker a squid? + Crab ID


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    Default Is this Hitchhiker a squid? + Crab ID

    I found these on my new live rock this morning. The first one is ??? a squid ??? The second is a crab and it's not a gorilla crab. Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what the heck these are?
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    number one looks like some sort of spider, and number two porcelin crab ??

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    I agree with Bobby's ID of porcelain crab. Your mushy "squid" thing kind of resembles a zoanthid eating spider. Check out this link and see if you can tell: http://www.zoaid.com/index.php?modul...&g2_itemId=396

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    I agree with Sweetpea on both counts.

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    Nope that's not what it looks like at all. On the pic above notice the two eyes directly across from one another and it's head was actually poking out of the water. It was watchin' me! There is no shell, it's soft. It definately is not a spider though. Thanks for the rule out!

    Someone else? Any other guesses??
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    Look what I found! It IS a crab it's in the Pisidae family. Now all I have to do is find a way to keep it alive!
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    AWESOME! What else were you able to dig up about this little guy?
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    holy cow !! that is a sweet crab !! like Dakar, i am wanting more info on this little guy. reef safe ??

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    I have been trying to find info on the lil guy but all I can find is classification info like phylum, order that kind of stuff. When I get the info I'll let you know.

    btw, don't porcelain crabs have more rounded claws not elongated in shape? I have 3 of these critters. They all reside in the HT right now but when I find out what they are and what they eat they will go either in the Nano or the new 180 when it's ready to take critters.
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    Looks to me like #1 is a young decorator crab, #2 is definitely a porcelin(anemone) crab, and the last looks like a relative of an arrow crab.
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