Archive for 'Crustaceans'

Socotra hermit crab

This is one of many hermits roaming the beaches of the western cape of Socotra. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Socotra freshwater crab (Socotrapotamon socotrensis)

One of several species of freshwater crabs endemic to Socotra. Endemic.

Socotra crab 02

From a distance I first thought there were no marine crabs on the cliffs of Socotra as I was picturing bright red ones like those of Galapagos. When I had some time on a small beach on the way to Shuab beach of west Socotra I did see lots of crabs, but the were colored […]

Socotra crab 01

From a distance I first thought there were no marine crabs on the cliffs of Socotra as I was picturing colorful ones like those of Galapagos. When I had some time on a small beach on the way to Shuab beach of west Socotra I did see lots of crabs, but the were colored in […]

Horn-eyed ghost crab (Ocypode ceratophthalma)

I found a huge number of this species. At night they were crawling everywhere on land – wherever I walked these crabs were foraging. These shots are right after sunset, and they were very busy on the beach. None of the other beaches I visited had a population like this.

Freshwater crab (Trichodactylidae)

Quite far from any lake or river I encountered this crab on one of the trails in the forest around SouthWild Pantanal. As the rain showers become more frequent in addition to the water from the Chapada dos Guimarães, the limited waterways of the dry season is transformed to a large wetland. At this time […]

Hermit crab (Paguridae)

This Anaa beach was teaming with hermit crabs of sizes from just a few milimeters to about 10 cm. A sign of good health on many levels, as the crabs need food as well as a supply of empty shells to fit their ever changing sizes. With insufficient food supply for the shells, the hermit […]