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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

This Decorator Spider Crab (Cyclocoeloma tuberculata) uses its densely packed tubercles to cover itself with anemones, tunicates and anything else it finds useful as a disguise. The dual black bands on the legs identify this species, and is often the only thing visible to identify this species.
Image taken during a night dive on the House Reef in front of the SeaQuest Dive Center site in Moalboal in the province of Cebu, The Philippines.

· Date: Sun August 14, 2005 · Reference ID: /222005-07-16-21-27-46 · Views: 8755 ·
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Fuzzy Chiton on the Rocks - Acanthopleura granulata
Paul Osmond

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