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True Crabs; Brachyura

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The Brachyurans are regular crabs – 10 legged, hard shelled, crab-shaped creatures. In comparison the Anomurans comprise a much more morphologically diverse group and usually have only 8 visible legs. Box and Moon Crabs, Calapoidea These are seriously well armoured crabs, especially when everything is retracted. (2 Galleries) Urchin Crabs; Dorippoidea Our urchin crabs will also carry other echinoderms such as starfish and sand dollars, even though they don't offer the same degree of protection! Pebble Crabs; Leucosoidea This small creature was first spotted by our eagle-eyed Divemaster...

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