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Caribbean Crab ID

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by jtp1371, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. jtp1371

    jtp1371 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
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    Hey All!

    Need some assistance identifying two crabs that we commonly get on our House Reef here in Cayos Cochinos, Honduras. These photos were taken around midday at about 6 meters depth. The habitat here is concrete blocks although I have seen both crabs commonly inhabit small cracks and rubble found across the reef.

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  2. arcticat99

    arcticat99 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Saskatoon Sask canada
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    they look like hermit crabs to me
     
  3. jtp1371

    jtp1371 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
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    The first looks to be a species of clinging crab. The second, yes, is obviously a species of hermit crab. Trying to get species specific but thanks for the input!
     
  4. arcticat99

    arcticat99 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Saskatoon Sask canada
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    they look like what i had in my aquarium a few years back cant remember what they were callled i had little red leg and some blue legs with red rings very cool though
     

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