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creatures found along the beach. What's this
« on: November 26, 2013, 02:43:41 pm »
Looks like a spider but was under the water so I assume it's a type of crab?
don't remember seeing one of these before.

What is it?
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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 02:51:45 pm »
Looks like a baby of those Japanese crabs with the scary long legs.
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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 02:54:22 pm »
That's a red sea dwelling daddy longlegs , the most poisenous creature known to man , like its other poisenous friend, the arrow frog , it secretes its deadly poison thru its skin ( exoskeleton in this case ) the poison in turn is absorbed thru its victim/atackers skin , very painfull death the occures

Take up to 2 weeks before the symptoms are felt
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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 02:58:24 pm »
That's a red sea dwelling daddy longlegs , the most poisenous creature known to man , like its other poisenous friend, the arrow frog , it secretes its deadly poison thru its skin ( exoskeleton in this case ) the poison in turn is absorbed thru its victim/atackers skin , very painfull death the occures

Take up to 2 weeks before the symptoms are felt

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Looks like a baby of those Japanese crabs with the scary long legs.

I reckon buzz nailed it. Japanese Spider Crab

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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 03:00:20 pm »
but see how the claws are shaped?
and it didn't have a camera.
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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 03:03:54 pm »
The crab has 10 legs (or 8 legs and 2 long claws) while the spider-thingie only has 8 legs. Claws might grow later?
 

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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 03:14:56 pm »
It is a nymphon
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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 03:19:07 pm »
wow well done :thumleft:
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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 03:24:06 pm »
I dated a nymphon till I got a  warning for late comming
 

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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 03:25:11 pm »
That's a red sea dwelling daddy longlegs , the most poisenous creature known to man , like its other poisenous friend, the arrow frog , it secretes its deadly poison thru its skin ( exoskeleton in this case ) the poison in turn is absorbed thru its victim/atackers skin , very painfull death the occures

Take up to 2 weeks before the symptoms are felt

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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 03:26:36 pm »
 :imaposer: :imaposer: at spankme.

Can't help you there Jack, but if it is a Japanese crab... what the hell is it doing all the way here?
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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2013, 03:30:26 pm »
It's a sea spider. quite often see them  :thumleft:

did you find it on the miller's reef area?
 

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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 03:44:11 pm »
yes it is a sea spider.

we called it a spider at the time but I thought it wouldn't be called a spider.

Pycnogonida - Sea spiders
Main article: Pycnogonida

Order Pantopoda
Family Nymphonidae

    scarlet sea spider Nymphon signatum Mobius, 1902 (Saldanha to East London)[2]


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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 03:48:02 pm »
compare the thickness of the legs to the lines on my sons hands to get an idea of size
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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 03:58:04 pm »
I dated a nymphon till I got a  warning for late comming

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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2013, 05:49:32 pm »
I dated a nymphon till I got a  warning for late comming

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Re: creatures found along the beach. What's this
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2013, 06:21:36 pm »
That's a red sea dwelling daddy longlegs , the most poisenous creature known to man , like its other poisenous friend, the arrow frog , it secretes its deadly poison thru its skin ( exoskeleton in this case ) the poison in turn is absorbed thru its victim/atackers skin , very painfull death the occures

Take up to 2 weeks before the symptoms are felt

Ag sies man  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: