Hairy Squat Lobster

Hairy squat lobsters belong to a special group of crabs. Over the years these crabs have regressed their swimming legs and now hide it under their body. Lauriea siagiani, commonly known as the hairy squat lobster or pink hairy squat lobster, is also known under the name fairy crab. The individuals shown here have been spotted in Muka Kampung and Fukui, Bunaken. They are still juvenile with a size of under 10mm. You can see that one is missing a pincer.