View Full Version : ? about symbiotic crab and Turbinaria reniformis
01/17/2006, 01:26 PM
I have a Turbinaria reniformis that has what appears to be a small crab, roughly the size of small fly, living amongst the coral. He seems to have formed a sort of cave in which the coral grows around. Has anyone seen this before or have links to info on this matter. I'm mainly concerned if I should attempt to remove him or let him be.
01/17/2006, 03:27 PM
Do a search on "gall crab". I believe that it is what you've got.
I would recommend removing it if you determine that it is, in fact, a gall crab.
01/17/2006, 04:33 PM
I'll check it out, Thanks
01/17/2006, 04:36 PM
Does it look like a hermit crab or a 'regular' crab?
01/18/2006, 09:27 AM
I believe its a "gall crab". The info I found on the web matches pretty close to what I can see. Its very, very small and looks like a regular crab, but you can only see its tiny pinchers every now and then
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