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Crab id

Discussion in 'Marine Invertebrates' started by jabbott, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. jabbott

    jabbott Registered Member

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    This guy hitchhiked on a piece of rock.

    Friend or foe?

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  2. chrisstager

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    Looks like an emerald crab to me. I have two dam near paid ten bucks for one
     
  3. gatotsu77

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    Disagree with above... looks more like an Xanthid crab, which are generally considered bad. The black tips to the claws are generally a bad sign. Any chance you could snag a clearer photo of the crab? (I wouldn't just jump to flushing it, some people actually want these, but I might try to isolate it if you can catch it)
     
  4. Cerianthus

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    Looks very similar to one which did a number on my Emeperor Angel which was removed and fed to my 18" Queen Trigger (Snack).

    If has rounded pincher, it should be ok but if has sharp/pointed pincher, I would removed if and when possible via crab trap.
     
  5. jabbott

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    I got a little better pic of it
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  6. melissadotson

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    it's BAD!!!!feed it to a trigger....i had 1 of those in my tank and he killed some of my fish.....and it looked exatly like that one...
     

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