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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Marine Life
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Keywords:Spohr Photography, Nikon, D500, Animals, Arthropoda, Wildlife, Shorncliffe, Queensland, Australia
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Original file size15.4 MB
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Broad-fronted Mangrove Crab - Metopograpsus frontalis

Broad-fronted Mangrove Crab - Metopograpsus frontalis

Body to no more than 30mm across, but mostly smaller. Smooth shell, narrowing towards the back. Mottled blue, brown, purple with orange borders. Common in sheltered mud or muddy-sand environments from mangroves to sheltered rocky shores & intertidal zones. Northern Australia, Sri Lanka through Indonesia east to New Caledonia.

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