Chirostylus sandyi (Spider squat lobster)


Tiny carapace with spider-like long legs, brick red with yellow lines on the carapace and white spots on the upper segment of the legs.


Unevaluated by the IUCN Red list.


Known from the West Pacific, Indonesia and the Philippines. It lives on deep-water corals and rocky reefs. The depth range is still tentative, but covers at least 15-40 meters.



Up to 8cm.

Prey / Predation

It feeds on zooplankton.

Special features

Not much is known yet about this species. It is a relatively new discovered species, first described in 2009 by Baba.