Aquatic Soldier Crab (Mictyris longicarpus )

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Scientific Name: Mictyris longicarpus

Common Name: Soldier Crab

Order: Decapoda

Family: Mictyridae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: Eastern Coast

Habitat: intertidal muddy sandflats

Identifying Feature: Globular; adults have sky blue body. To more than 25 mm across

Field Notes: It is thought that the spontaneous arrival of Soldier Crabs is triggered by the falling tide. If disturbed, they burrow into the sand with a corkscrew motion, disappearing as quickly as they arrived - Referenceat: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Soldier-Crab#sthash.c4LShtDU.dpuf
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Thanks I am trying to edit time lapse shots of him twisting in to sand burying him/her self
 
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