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Moon Crab

Moon Crab
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Copyright: Grant Clonan (revparched) (32)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-03-30
Categories: Crustacia
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-06 3:31
Viewed: 4148
Points: 8
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Matuta Lunaris - We uncovered this beautiful moon crab rarely seen during the day while digging on the eastern beach at Bribie Island just off the coast of Queenslands Sunshine Coast. Not a lot is documented about these crabs which seem to range through the coastal regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is thought that they spend most of the daylight hours buried and come out at night to hunt worms, flatfish and other crabs. I know the pic isnt that great but we were overjoyed to see it and it was a real treat for the kids.


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Hi Grant.
Nice capture of this crab.
Very good clarity and details of it.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Hi Grant

Welcome to TrekNature.
I'm sure you'll enjoy browsing through some splendid photograpy and learn a lot about nature as you spend time on this wonderful website.

Thanks for sharing this unusual sighting with us.
I must say that I have never seen a crab like this so it's exciting for me as well:)

Thanks for the informative Note as well.

Kind Regards
Chris Neumann

Hello Grant,
Welcome on TN with this impressive shot with perfect sharpness and exposure. You captured very well the details, the structure and colors of this crab. I wish you to enjoy this site and community. Best regards,

WOW nice sharp photo of an interesting crab, I like the wet look and colour too.

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