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Anoplodactylus brevirostris

Child, 1988

Carl-Johan Nilsson Which Sea Spider aka Pycnogonid is this? From Anilao, size about 12 mm. Uncropped, shot with a 105 and Subsee +10.

Arne Kuilman You need an expert for these, but someone saw the same seaspider in Bitung, Indonesia (Lembeh). http://www.flickr.com/photos/11076453@N00/3166548312 Check out the Phoxichilidiidae.

Arne Kuilman Liquid guru also has video footage from Lembeh. https://vimeo.com/48681534

Arne Kuilman Anoplodactylus brevirostris is known from the Philippines, but you'll need to read some scientific papers to check whether this is it. There are over 1300 species! (3 in the Netherlands known so far and I've seen one in 200 dives, 5 in total in 600 dives)

Carl-Johan Nilsson thanks Arne, my first in 280 dives. moves pretty fast, hard to track on manual focus with the diopter.

Blogie Robillo And so small! Amazing how you saw it, Carl-Johan. Was it on a sponge?

Carl-Johan Nilsson Sponges, squirts and coral. It moved pretty erratic so wondered what it was.

Kenneth Fong i saw this twice in a same coral , but i dono what is it ..

Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Chelicerata (Subphylum)
      Pycnogonida (Class)
        Pantopoda (Order)
          Eupantopodida (Suborder)
            Phoxichilidoidea (Superfamily)
              Phoxichilidiidae (Family)
                Anoplodactylus (Genus)
                  Anoplodactylus brevirostris (Species)
Associated Species