Diving Fun Fact

Spider Squat Lobster

Spider Squat Lobsters (Chirostylus sandyi) are also classified as Anomura crabs, or “false crabs,” due to their long bodies and underdeveloped rear legs that are difficult to detect at first glance. They are common in the West Pacific, but were not discovered until 2009. We encountered this Spider Squat Lobster during a night dive at the WellBeach Dive Resort house reef in Zamboanguita, Philippines. Read more in our post, Pristine Reefs and Macro Critters: Scuba Diving Apo Island, Dauin, and Zamboanguita, Philippines.

More Diving Fun Facts

Psychedelic Batwing Sea Slug (Sagaminopteron psychedelicum), Gili Air, Indonesia
Nudibranch (Thecacera picta)
Poison Ocellate Octopus (Amphioctopus siamensis),  Anilao, Philippines
The Hairy Frogfish (Antennarius striatus), Anilao, Philipinnes
The Pelican. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Blue Spiny Lobster (Panulirus inflatus), El Arco, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Spiny Tiger Shrimp (Phyllognathia ceratophthalma), Anilao, Philippines
Bullseye Electric Ray, Isla del Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
California Sea Lion, Isla del Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Cowries Zamboanguita, Philippines
Whale Shark, Nosy Be, Madagascar
Salp, Nosy Be, Madagascar
Squids, Red Sea, Egypt
Ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), Sekotong, Indonesia
Yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus), Nosy Be, Madagascar
Lionfish (Pterois), Nosy Be, Madagascar
Sexy shrimp (Thor amboinensis), Nosy Be, Madagascar
Potato groupers (Epinephelus tukula), Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
Remora fish (Echeneidae), Nosy Be, Madagascar
Trinchesia sibogae nudibranch, Ponta do Ouro Mozambique
Honeycomb Moray Eel (Gymnothorax favagineus), Tofo Beach, Mozambique
Octopus mating and reproduction, Tofo Beach, Mozambique
White-Spotted Pufferfish, Red Sea, Egypt
Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Red Sea, Egypt

© 2018 MyMola |  Privacy Policy