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slipper lobster or sculptured mitten lobster (Parribacus antarcticus) Bohol Sea, Philippines, Southeast

slipper lobster or sculptured mitten lobster (Parribacus antarcticus) Bohol Sea, Philippines, Southeast

Coconut crab!!! Related to hermit crabs they are the largest extant arthropods, getting to be around 4 lbs

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Coconut crab!!! Related to hermit crabs they are the largest extant arthropods, getting to be around 4 lbs

Hawaii Lobster Season Closed Until End of August | Hawaii News and ...

Hawaii Lobster Season Closed Until End of August | Hawaii News and ...

Painted spiny lobster (juvenile) Panulirus versicolor  Lembeh, Indonesia 2010  Dive site: Pintu kolada

Painted spiny lobster (juvenile) Panulirus versicolor Lembeh, Indonesia 2010 Dive site: Pintu kolada

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish - My Modern Metropolis

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish - My Modern Metropolis

The Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) is a marine crab that lives in waters @ Japan. It has the largest leg span (up to 12') of any arthropod & weighs up to 42 lbs. Adults live at depths of 500-2,000 ft. They like to inhabit vents in deeper parts of the ocean, consuming both plants & animals. Adults migrate up to @ 160 ft to breed. Females carry fertilized eggs attached to abdominal appendages till they hatch into tiny planktonic larvae & drift as plankton at the ocean’s surface.

The Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) is a marine crab that lives in waters @ Japan. It has the largest leg span (up to 12') of any arthropod & weighs up to 42 lbs. Adults live at depths of 500-2,000 ft. They like to inhabit vents in deeper parts of the ocean, consuming both plants & animals. Adults migrate up to @ 160 ft to breed. Females carry fertilized eggs attached to abdominal appendages till they hatch into tiny planktonic larvae & drift as plankton at the ocean’s surface.

Slipper Lobster, Cozumel 2014 - Mike Meacher Photography

Slipper Lobster, Cozumel 2014 - Mike Meacher Photography

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