Shabby Sponge Crab

Introduction: An outstanding shaggy coat of long, rigid brown hairs can only mean the shabby sponge crab (Dromidia hisutissima). This rather gruff looking crab also carries a cloak of sponge or seaweed on its back, although it seldom hides it completely.

Distribution: from Luderitz south to the mouth of the Orange River

Diet: minute sea food particles

Colouration: stiff brown hairs on a brown body

Breeding: eggs hatch into planktonic larvae

Max size: 40mm

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