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Batwing coral crab
Carpilius corallinus
(Herbst)

Description:
One of the most beautiful crabs in the area. The carapace is smooth and heavy, with no teeth, except for a blunt one at the lower right- and left hand corner. The ground color is pale to brick red with scarlet spots and meandering lines of small white or yellow spots.
The ends of the fingers and claws are darker.
Size: the largest crab in the Caribbean, the carapace can be up to 15 cm in width.

Habitat:
Occurs on coral reefs and rocky rubble in the shallow waters. Nocturnal.
Depth: ranges from 1 m down to 15 m.

Distribution:
Occasional all over the Caribbean.

Batwing coral crab (Carpilius corallinus)