Stalk-eyed Swimmer Crab

Podophthalmus vigil


Flattened swimming legs, eyes on long stalks; rich dark red. To about 100 mm across.


Over sandy-mud and weed bottoms, occasionally taken in pots and bait nets, shallow subtidal zone to 20 m depth. Northern Australia from Exmouth Gulf, WA, to Moreton Bay; Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea to Japan and Hawaii.

Stalk-eyed Swimmer Crab (Podophthalmus vigil)
Stalk-eyed Swimmer Crab (Podophthalmus vigil)

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