Walindi New Guinea ... Crustaceans by the millions.

Crustacean diversity in these equatorial reef is simply phenomenal...

 

boxer crab Crab2
Boxer Crabs live amongst coral rubble. This female has thousands of eggs glued to the underside of her tail. Our dive guides Digger and Freddy are able to find them and get them out into the open to photograph. A tiny juvenile Red Reef Crab seen on a night dive at Walindi Home reef.
crab3 craborangutan
This white crab lives on Soft Corals. I took this photo of this Orang Utan Crab on a mushroom coral at 25 metres. The hairs are modified skin growths not attached algae as you might expect.
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