Sea Spider / Crab Any ideas

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  1. stevengrant

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    I found a few of these guys under a rock in a rock pool near East London. They are about 1cm in size. Any idea what they are?

    They have eight legs. The back legs are together in this picture.

    crab or spider.jpg
     
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    Sea spiders. Not true spiders but sort of related, same phylum as insects, spiders, crustaceans.
     
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    and as far as I know they are carnivorous, eating anemones, zoanthids and hydriods.
     
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    Piosonous for us humans ?
     
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    my book does not say.
     
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    Nope. Totally unrelated to land spiders.
     
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