Spotted Porcelain Crab – Neopetrolisthes macul…

Spotted Porcelain Crab – Neopetrolisthes maculatus

These beauties are commensal with anemones (i.e. they live together but the anemone doesn’t benefit) and are often found on carpet anemones. You may see a guide using a muck stick to look under an anemone to “move” the crab into view, ask them to stop! Anemones are animals subject to stress, as is the crab who was hiding for a reason. The feeling of discovering one in full view is far more satisfying – for both parties!