ORANGUTAN CRAB Oncinopus sp.1
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This small spider crab species is often found on hard corals i.e. Euphyllia sp. (bubble coral), soft corals, and red algae. Their entire body is covered with long red, orange or purple hair for camouflage.
Frequency of sightings:
COMMON
Best time of year:
YEAR-ROUND
Remarks:
to 25 m depth, up to 4cm, usually in pairs.
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Air Prang 2, Air Prang 3, Angel´s Window, Aw Shucks, Batu Angus, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, California Dreaming, Critter Hunt, Dante’s Wall, Goby A´Crab, Hairball 1, Hairball 2, Hairball 3, Heynus, Jahir, Jahir 2, Jiko Yansi, Lembeh Resort House Reef, Madidir, Magic Crack, Magic Rock, Makawide, Makawide 2, Makawide 3, Mawali Wreck, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Pantai Jiko, Pantai Kecil, Pantai Parigi, Pintu Colada, Pintu Kota Besar (Seagrass), Pintu Kota Kecil, Police Pier, Police Pier 2, Pulau Abadi, Pulau Dua, Pulau Putus, Retak Larry (Larry’s Crack), Serena West, Slow Poke, Tanjung Kubur, Tanjung kusu-kusu, Tanjung Tebal, TK 1, TK2, TK3
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Invertebrate
Crustacean
Malacostraca
Crab
- Blue Swimming Crab
- Box Crab
- Boxer crab
- Candy crab
- Carry Crab
- Chirostylus Spider Crab
- Cryptodomia Sponge Crab
- Cyclocoeloma Decorator Crab
- Dormia Sponge Crab
- Halimeda crab
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