Arrow Crab the spider crab

Do not call it spider because it will be upset. Although, it shape is like spider, but it is a crab!

Arrow Crab the Spider Crab

The spider leg

This crab is called the arrow crab, or Stenorhynchus seticornis. The arrow crab is really like spiders, especially “daddy long legs” spider. Look at the all eight legs which are long and slim. Their legs length is three times of their body! The size of the arrow crab is variable, many reaching six inches, and some up to 10 inches. Females may be much smaller than males.

The Sharp Head

Not only their legs which are unique but also with their head. The arrow crab head have a sharp shape like an arrow ready to shot and fly! The uniqueness of their head and legs has more beauty with their white, brown and gold lined skins. Their leg’s edge is also beautiful, which colored purple grey.

Live in Coral Reef

The arrow crabs are also found in Caribeean Archipelago, Bahama Archipelago, and South America. Their habitat is in coral reef, about 3 to 9 meters depth. Commonly they are inhabited portions of the reef which are usually associated with a small cave or crevice. Different species inhabit different parts of the world.

Vocabulary

a spider A spider is a an eight-legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen.
upset Upset means a state of being unhappy, disappointed, or worried.
a crab A crab is a crustacean with a broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which are modified as pincers.
an arrow An arrow is a shaft sharpened at the front and with feathers or vanes at the back, shot from a bow as a weapon or for sport.
sharp Sharp means having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something.
shape Shape means the external form or appearance characteristic of someone or something; the outline of an area or figure.
habitat Habitat is the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
coral reef Coral reef is a ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral.
reef Reef is a ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea.
associated Associated means connected with something else.
cave A cave is a large underground chamber, typically of natural origin, in a hillside or cliff.
crevice A crevice is a narrow opening or fissure, especially in a rock or wall.

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