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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

This hairy Spider Crab individual is an Orangutan Crab (Archaeus japonicus). Found throughout the tropical areas of the southern hemisphere, sometimes the covering is so thick that only the distinctive red eyes are clearly visible.
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: /222005-07-16-21-42-18 · Views: 3318 ·
Keywords: majidae hidden camo camoflage camouflage hairy southeast se asia reef tropical pacific tropics visayas


Orangutan Crab - Archaeus japonicus
Paul Osmond

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