Crabs, Lobster & Shrimp - Dive And Relax
+66 (0)89 050 3009

Crabs, Lobster & Shrimp

Fire Corals & HydroidsSlugs & Snails

Decapod crustaceans are ten-footed (five pairs of legs) scavenging marine animals which include many familiar groups, such as crabs, hermit crabs, lobsters, and shrimp.

Even though decapods are ten-footed animals, they can actually have as many as 38 appendages, arranged in one pair per body segment, though only 10 are considered 'legs'.

The macrurous (shrimplike) species, which can be as small as 1 cm, have elongated bodies with long abdomens, well-developed fan tails, and often long, slender legs.

The brachyurous (crablike) types, which in the case of spider crabs can have spans of almost 4 metres between their outstretched claws, have bodies that are flattened and laterally expanded, frequently with stout, short legs and reduced tail fans.

Find Out More

More Marine Life References and Further Information


Diving, Snorkeling & PADI Courses

Send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Please let us know:

    • when will you arrive on Koh Lanta?
    • your previous dive experience?
    • which diving activities you are interesed in?
  • If you're already here on Lanta, you can call or WhatsApp +66 (0)89 050 3009