Batwing Coral Crab - Carpilius corallinus

Batwing Coral Crab

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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