Heart Crab
(Phyllolithodes papillosus)

image of a Heart Crab

Image ID: 128-01

Comments : This is a crab that I rarely note on a dive. If you look carefully, you can see the heart shaped red and white markings across the back of it's shell. Heart Crabs are known to feed on small sea urchins.
Common name : Heart Crab
Scientific Name : Phyllolithodes papillosus
Location Found : Blakely Harbor
Actual Size : 3 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->2T macro
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