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Please help I.D. Crab

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Can anyone help I.D. this cheeky fella please.

Cheers
 

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Neogonodactylus

Haliphron Atlanticus
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It looks like the common box crab, Calappa calappa. The color pattern in variable, but this spotted form is fairly common. It is found throughout the Indo-Pacific and feeds on mollusks by crushing and peeling them.

Roy
 

pipsquek

Wonderpus
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I saw one of those freediving one night in the Cook Islands. Pretty shy.
I also saw the only slipper lobster I've ever seen on that same night. And three blacktip reef sharks that wanted the fish I had speared. The first two I didn't worry about so much, but I figured that three was pushing my luck a little.

Cool addition, hope it doesn't eat anything any your tank that you really like.
 
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Chyeers folks...yep done some research with that name an i think thats as close to it as im gunna get, so box crab he is then, cool.

He eats defrosted white bait or tiger prawn at mo, mainly white bait.
 

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