Miyazaki Forest Crab
In the seaside forests of Miyazaki prefecture I almost always stumbled upon legions of almost black to bright red crabs quickly scuttling away as soon as I got near. Entering a forest path the ground would be covered by thousands of crabs, frozen in anticipation, one more step from me and in an instant the crabs would disappear into the undergrowth with a rustling sound amplified by thousand of little legs. Every now and then an older or injured crab is too slow to get away from me so I get a good chance to take a few photos. I don’t know the proper species name for this type of crab, maybe a zoologist reading this blog could help me identify it?