Batwing Coral Crab - Carpilius corallinus

Batwing Coral Crab GALLERY

Carpilius corallinus

Also known as the Red Coral Crab, Coral Crab or Queen Crab. they inhabit shallow reefs and hide in recesses during the day. I was fortunate enough to see these two specimens during the day. Both were at a depth of about 6 feet.  they generally only come out at night to forage for food. They are a True Crab and belong to the Mud Crab Family. these both had carapaces of about four inches.

Batwing Coral Crab - Carpilius corallinus
Batwing Coral Crab - Carpilius corallinus
Batwing Coral Crab - Carpilius corallinus
Batwing Coral Crab - Carpilius corallinus

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