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Old 05-18-2004, 10:13 PM   #1
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Can anybody ID this crab?

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He is missing his pincher claws, snipped them off trying to get him out of my coral.
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Old 05-21-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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Possibly a Xanthid (or Xeenid, not sure how its spelled), or common acro crab. They commonly take up residence inside branching corals and have a harmless relationship. The coral provides protection, the crab wards off attackers to the coral. However if your not 100% sure its a Xeenid I wouldn't feel bad about pulling it.
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Thanks for the reply Brisc0 but that guy already took a trip down the porcelin super highway.
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All drains lead to the ocean. I found one on a cats paw a few weeks ago and put him on ice followed by a quick death by hammer. No sense keeping something that "could" be a threat, especially when catching them is so hard once they get in.
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