spider crab on sea fan (# 66, 104K)
This half-inch spider crab has a long, triangular shaped body, distinct bifurcated (split into two parts) rostrum, and stripe along the center of its carapace. Its color scheme is well adapted to its host sea fan, with its lumpy appearance and banded red and white color scheme on its legs and chelipeds.

This particular crab was photographed at Tubba-taha reef, in the Sulu Sea.

Identification: (?) closely related to
Xenocarcinus conicus