Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mystery Crab

I saw this tiny crab on a recent twilight dive at Honaunau and have been unable to identify it. It seems like the distinctive heart-shaped white area on the carapace would make ID simple, but I haven't seen anything like it in my reference books or on the web. Any help in making the identification would be greatly appreciated!

Photos Copyright 2012 by Barry Fackler


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  2. Oh-my-word, I love your blog! I came across you while looking for cushion star (Culcita nova guineae). Now I have to sit and read the whole thing.
    What camera are you using?
    Thank you for sharing this.
    I wish I would have come across your blog while I was in the area last February...

    1. Sorry for not responding sooner. I'm kind of an occasional blogger. I'm delighted somebody likes my blog! You made my day! I use SeaLife cameras for my photos. Over the years I've gone through a few of them as I use them every weekend. They are point-and-shoot type of cameras and available in a range of megapixel capacities. Basically, they are pocket-sized compact cameras with a waterproof housing. If you get one, I recommend getting a strobe as well to get the good colors in your photos. Again, thank you!