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CORAL CRAB (Trapezia areolata)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Crustaceans > Crabs, Prawns, Shrimps and Lobsters

Coral crab

The Coral crab Trapezia areolata, has a beautiful reticulated pattern of red and white on its back. Research on the Great Barrier Reef suggests that this species may help protect coral from attack by the Crown of Thorns starfish, as the Coral crab has been observed to mount a determined attack on the marauding starfish by nipping constantly at its tube feet.

 

Size: 1cm

 

 

 
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