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 This small hairy crab (up to 15 mm in length) has very large, flattened hairy claws. It is greyish brown in colour on top, with a dirty yellowish white underside. Porcellana platycheles has a small abdomen that is tucked under its carapace. The 5th pair of legs are much reduced and are often concealed giving the appearance of only 3 pairs of walking legs.


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Source: Marine Life Information Network

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