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"Coral crab" is a general, unscientific term referring to those crabs which depend on a coral for shelter and livelihood, including either soft or hard corals. This particular crab is small-- under an inch across. It takes shelter between the finger-like branches of a hard coral formation, such as those found in the shallow portions of a healthy reef. Typically, small crabs such as these retreat to the deeper, harder to reach recesses of a coral when approached. This makes them difficult to photograph, but I happened to catch this one in the open and was able to get a good shot. Sea Life, Polka Dots, Sea Creatures, Coral Crabs, Red Spots, Underwater World, Seacreatur, Animal, Spots Coral
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Coconut Crab ~ The largest land-living arthropod in the world with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb), it can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg and is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean as far east as the Gambier Islands, mirroring the distribution of the coconut palm. ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life lll" board @ www.pinterest.com...
crab is the symbol for Cancer; they are so soft loving, sensitive and caring inside that they must be protected by a good hard shell. Notice how she side-steps and likes it in-direct. Blessed are those that get up into her soft heart as she is unbelievably loving and nurturing when she chooses. (She could also be he).
Anemones (pronounced: uh-NEM-uh-nee) often mistaken for plants are actually predatory animals closely related to Coral and jellyfish. Anemones are polyps that attach themselves to rocks on the sea bottom or on coral reefs. The pretty tube like petals often seen swaying about with anemone fish (like the clown fish) darting through them, are venom-filled tentacles targeted at paralyzing passing fish. With nearly 1000 species of sea anemones and spread throughout the World's oceans.