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Hairy Swimmer Crab

Charybdis natator


Very stout, solidly built swimming crab. Covered in short hairs; strong ridges across front and middle of body. Six teeth behind eye. To 145 mm across.


On sand to sandy-mud bottoms, amongst weeds and live coral, trawled to 60 m depth. Northern Australia from Exmouth Gulf, WA, to Sydney; Indo-West Pacific, South Africa to Japan.

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