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2006-03-12-00-19-55

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A very large Mega Hermit Crab (Dardanus megistos) of approximately 15cm (6 inches) in size moves across the ocean floor and onto a shallow stony reef at night.
This species can be identified by the white spots outlines in black, along with a red-orange body color. This species feeds on molluscs by breaking open their shells with their powerful claws.
Image taken on a shore dive off of Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand.

· Date: Tue May 2, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-03-12-00-19-55 · Views: 3681 ·
Keywords: hermit crabs diogenidae predator claw large big giant andaman sea fish tropical thai crustacean

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