Found a dead crab

Jonas Bergkvist

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I bought some live rock a while back, and today i found this little dead crab. Any idea what it is? It measures only an inch and a half.
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+1 on it being some kind of gorilla crab, are you sure that it is not a molt? If it is the crab is probably still in the aquarium.
Same, it does look like a moult. Judging from how soft and empty looking the crab looks. I suspect the crab is still alive and scuttling among the crevices.

I have a similar looking one which is living in my sump.
 

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