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Crabs, Prawns plus; Decapoda

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in | Comments Off on Crabs, Prawns plus; Decapoda

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

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