Gaudy clown crab
Saltwater. True Crabs. It is found savaging for food in the daytime in an area of surge.
To be confused with
- Tidal Spray Crab Plagusia depressa
Size: 2,5 cm
Colour: The markings are orange to red with dark outlines over a cream/yellow background that has small black and yellow spots.
Shape: Carpace almost square, longer than wide. Body and legs are smooth, legs are short. Claws are wide.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabit coral reefs. It is often found under horizontal crevices, in the daytime in areas of surge, looking for food.
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.
[Marion Haarsma, feb. 2016]
- Humann, P., & DeLoach, N. (2002). Reef Creature Identification:
Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (p. 420). Jacksonville (FL): New World