This species is the largest homolid crab. It is found in West-Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of China, Taiwan and Japan exceeding 200 meters in depth. Their last pair of feet has specialized to hook-like clamps that may pick up items, such as bivalve shells or stones, to decorate the carapace in order to defense attack from the back.


  • Title: Paromola macrochira Sakai 1961

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