Need Crab ID

What is that and where did it come from.

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Need Crab ID

Post by caymanada » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:40 pm

I have had several types of FW aquariums in the past, but I have finally setup my first SW tank. When I added my live rock, a crab hitchhiked along. I need some help with identification. He seems to favor the night time. He is about 2 inches wide. Pictures are attached. Thanks.
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Re: Need Crab ID

Post by Kresnahw22 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:08 am

Seems to be a stone crab. I'm not positive on that though. I'd get him out.

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Re: Need Crab ID

Post by Amphiprion » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:35 pm

It's a cancrid crab--not typically good, as already mentioned. It should be removed. Stone crab is as good a name as any, since it is more of a catch all for this family.
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Re: Need Crab ID

Post by caymanada » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:48 pm

Thanks. I got rid of it.

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