Crabs, Prawns and more; Decapoda

Meaning “10 legged”, the order Decapoda breaks down into a bunch of infra-orders. Anomura – hermit and porcelain crabs, along with the squat lobsters; Brachyura – the “true” crabs; Caridea – most of our prawns/shrimps; and Stenopodidea – the “boxer” shrimps.
Containing many weird and wonderful creatures that you can meet when SCUBA diving around Koh Phangan.

Hermit and Porcelain "Crabs" plus a Squat Lobster - these crustaceans have longer bodies than the true crabs, and properly use only 8 of their legs. (2 Albums, 1 Gallery)

This infra-order contains most of our generally crab-shaped Decapods, with only 1 or 2 odd ones! (2 Albums, 7 Galleries)

Technically speaking, these are the "true" prawns and shrimps. (2 Albums, 2 Galleries)

This large cleaner shrimp is quite confident and makes a great photo subject.