Jungle Crab

Jungle Crab

Not so long ago we came across this woolly peculiarity.
Aptly named after the orange coloured acrobats of the rainforest, the Orangutan crab is characterized by long legs covered with hairs and debris.
The species belongs to the family of the decorator crabs (Inachidae) but the genus identification (Oncinopus sp.1, formerly classified as Achaeus japonicus) is still uncertain.
While often spotted on bubble corals, this individual was balancing on the thin branches of a hydroid colony.

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