English : Yellowline arrow crab
French : Crabe-araignée décorateur
Class : Malacostraca
Order : Decapoda
Family : Inachoididae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Very small triangular shaped body with a long rostrum. Legs are very thin and at least 3 times longer than body. Unmistakable. Legs are yellow with red stripes. Body red, thinly striped with yellow.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the western Atlantic Ocean, from Florida to Brazil and also in the Caribbean Sea. Lives in reef areas, near rocky cracks or sponges, or sea anemones.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : This species has a large range and seems to be quite common globally. It doesn’t face any current threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known