Tag Archive for "Crab"

Creature Feature: Candy Crab

One of the Critters that really has a suiting name is the Candy Crab (Or if you want to use the more boring names you can also call it Soft Coral Crab or Holophrys oatesii) … it really looks like a colourful piece of Candy. These Crabs grow to about 2 cm in size but also ...

A crab up your butt!

All divers interested in critters sooner or later will get interested in crustaceans. Some of the crustaceans are considered “must see” items, such as harlequin shrimp, tiger shrimp, several of the extremely small shrimp recently found here in Lembeh, emperor shrimp and a host of other shrimp. The keyword here is shrimp.  Crabs on the ...

Fire urchins and their inhabitants

Being an animal is being filled with protein and fat! That is probably the scariest fact small animals have to face. Protein and fat is on the whole extremely uncommon in nature. Compared to the ubiquitous carbohydrates, which plants just require some sun and some fancy chemistry to create, protein and fat is really hard ...

Alien skull crab

On todays morning dive at Nudi Falls i found this cool crab. It is a very weird looking elbow crab whose colour and shape strongly remind of a skull – even though the shape is not really human … rather the one of the stereotypic Alien. So i will call it Alien Crab (i am ...

Things on sponges

Lembeh Strait is a Muckdiving paradise – and it has many interesting habitats to offer. Algae, Sand, Rubble, Coral, Rocks and Sponges. This week i took 3 nice photos with different animals all living on the same type of sponge – i just realized that, when going through my pictures of this week. There are many other ...

Creature Feature: Boxer Crab

Today is boxing day – so what could be a better Critter to write about than the Boxer Crab (Lybia tesselata, Pom Pom Crab or Mosaic Boxer Crab). But not only does its name fit the date. It is also a very popular Critter here in Lembeh – specially if you keep in mind that ...

A Pearl of a Crab

It is quite amazing that even though i already work in Lembeh for several years, i can still find new things – and this is why i love this place so much. Yesterday we went to our second morning dive at Tandu Rusa to look for two little Shaggy Frogfishes and a Painted frogfish. On ...

Colourful Coralcrabs on the Housereef

 This week we did a lot of housereef diving here at NAD Lembeh and found many cool things – squids, shrimps, nudibranches, Lembeh Sea Dragons, Stonefish, Spearing Mantis, Twin Spot Gobies, Double Ended Pipefish, Sponge Crabs, Baby Baracudas and much more. The day before yesterday i went for another housereef dive in the late afternoon ...

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