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Crabs, Prawns and more; Decapoda

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in | Comments Off on 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. Lobsterish Decapods; Anomura 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....

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