Spider crab

taxon:Decapoda, Majidae species:Macroregonia macrochira
axial status common author: Sakai, 1978
The female in this picture is brooding eggs. Males range much more widely than females and are aggressive toward each other (and submersibles). Tunnicliffe and Jensen (1987) describe some aspects of the behaviour.
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