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Marine Life Identification

Crustaceans - Crabs and Lobster
Below is a sampling of common crab and lobster species you may see while diving on Wakatobi Reefs.
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Striped-leg Spiny Lobster
Panulirus femoristriga
Elegant Squat Lobster
Allogalathea elegans
Hairy Squat Lobster
Lauriea siagiani
Box Crab
Calappa calappa
Anemone Porcelain Crab
Neopetrolisthes maculatus
Tuberculate Decorator Crab
Cyclocoeloma tuberculata
Soft Coral Crab
Haplophrys oatesii
Orang Utan Crab
Achaeus japonicus
Anemone Hermit Crab
Dardanus pedunculatus

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Sharks - Rays - Reptiles Eels - Eel Cats - Lizardfishes Frogfish - Jawfishes - Squirrelfishes Trumpetfishes - Anthias - Dottybacks
Bigeyes - Cardinalfishes - Snappers Bannerfish - Anemonefish Triggers - Hawkfishes - Pufferfish Scorpionfishes - Cephalopods
Pipefish - Pygmy Seahorse Lobster and Crabs Shrimp Nudibranchs