Broad clawed porcelain crab

Broad clawed porcelain crab

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Caption: Broad clawed porcelain crab (Porcellana platycheles) covered in a colony of hydroids. Porcelain crabs are decapod (ten legged) crustaceans and not true crabs. Their name reflects their ability to detach their legs. This is a useful trait for evading predators.

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