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Painted spider crab, giant masking crab
Image ID: 29634
Common Name: Painted spider crab, giant masking crab
Scientific Name: Leptomithrax australis
Location: Subantarctic Bounty Islands, East of New Zealand
Description: Giant Masking crab or Painted Spider crab. Two large males fighting, presumably contesting ownership of the dozens of smaller females standing by watching.
Keywords: Giant Masking crab, Painted Spider crab, Heterotremata, Majidae, Arthropoda, spider crab, males fighting, Subantarctic Bounty Islands, New Zealand
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