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Guacamole
08/25/2006, 12:20 PM
I Hope there is enough detail to identify this little guy. I was very surprised to see it walking around my rock once the lights went out =) Thanks for any help

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/twist6119/crittercrop2.jpg

same guy, different angle (from the front i believe)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/twist6119/crittercropped.jpg

Thanks!!

Guacomole

Sk8r
08/25/2006, 12:45 PM
That looks uncomfortably like a sea spider. Check out the ID list in the newbie forum.

jpslickorocks
08/25/2006, 01:26 PM
wierdthe first pic is too blurry to tell the second looks like a shrimp head lol. Can you get it out and take a better pic? If you are unsure you should get it out anyway

Travis L. Stevens
08/25/2006, 02:33 PM
It almost looks like a Saron Shrimp, but I would definitely get him out of there and take really good pictures.

Guacamole
08/25/2006, 03:19 PM
Yes it is very strange indeed, it does have what looks like a shrimp head, but its body is laid out, and walks more like a crab. To be honest i am totally freaked out to even put my hand in the tank LMAO!. ill attempt to get more pics for you guys. Thanks for the responses.

~Guac

Henry22
08/25/2006, 03:50 PM
I was think arrow crab, Which most consider not reef safe, whatever it is, get it out of there

Guacamole
08/25/2006, 06:16 PM
Im thinking arrow crab but, I an still a bit of a newb. Here are a few better pics (IMO) thanks again all

Guac

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/twist6119/IMG_0469.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/twist6119/IMG_0468.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/twist6119/IMG_0467.jpg

Guacamole
08/25/2006, 06:22 PM
Edit

Salamander
08/25/2006, 07:11 PM
Catch it and sell it to the LFS as a rare species of a Polynesian of crab.

ACBlinky
08/25/2006, 07:24 PM
*shudder* not sure what it is, but it does NOT look reef-safe. I believe sea spiders have 8 legs, this appears to have 10. I'd guess it's some kind of crab, it might be a good idea to post the pics in the invert forum and see if one of the experts there can ID it.

KDodds
08/25/2006, 07:32 PM
Looks like a small specimen of one of the "spider decorator crab" species to me.

jasonm311
08/26/2006, 10:58 AM
Looks like an arrow crab to me too.

Guacamole
08/26/2006, 05:13 PM
KDodds you are a friggen genius (IMO) lol, i am almost certain it is a "Naxioides" crab. when i did a seach on the decorator crab, i found this lil bugger. THere is even a littel peice of what looks like macro algae connected to one of its antenae (SP). Thansk for all the help, no i just need to figgure out if it can stay in th ol' tank.

Guac