Friday, August 15, 2008

Seven-Eleven Crab.... Hawaii....

I was looking back through some photos I've taken in the last several months and realized I've never posted a picture of a Seven-Eleven Crab (Carpilius maculatus). These guys can get to a pretty good size. People don't generally harvest these critters, but I've heard rumors the big claws are pretty good eating. We see them from time to time... we've seen them out in the late afternoon prior to reef dives in a few spots, but most of the time they're holed up somewhere. Supposedly they have 7 or 11 spots on thier back (this one you can see a bit of a twelfth, close enough I guess).



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