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ID of a Crab

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  1. #1
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    May 2006
    Payson, AZ

    Default ID of a Crab

    Sorry, there's absolutely no way I can get a picture of this one.

    Several days ago I was looking around on the live rock and noticed something that looked alot like legs. At first I thought it was a really sparce feather duster. I checked in the same hole for several days and noticed it each day in a different place. Well one night I decided to check that hole to see what it may be, on the off chance that it comes out at night, and it appears to be a crab of some sort.

    It's very spindly, almost resembles a spider. I'd say it's no larger than about a quarter of an inch total. It moves extremely slow, one leg at a time. I can't really describe the body because I can't see it that well. Oh yeah and it's clear for the most part.

    If anyone has any idea I would be greatly appreciative. I was thinking something along the line of an arrow crab or decorator crab but I was hoping someone has had a similar account.
    95g Cracked (Hopefully fixable some day)
    10g Guppy tank
    2.5g tank with Indian Dwarf Puffers
    24g Aquapod Reef tank (Probably going to be sold)
    55g Reef :D

  2. #2
    graphixx - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Jul 2005
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    man that is hard to make a guess without a pic. I would say gorilla crab but if its spindly I would not say that.
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  3. #3
    mutts - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Sep 2005
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    Manda Wolf


    arrow crabs also look like spiders, it may be a very small verision of that

    It is really nice to see you here in this thread. While your online how about you go over to the TOTM thread and enter or vote. It will only take a minute

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