Krabi fisherman nets mutant horseshoe crab

KRABI: A Krabi fisherman discovered a mutant horseshoe crab with six tails last week.

“I was surprised to find the strange horseshoe crab among the fish and shrimp in my net,” said 63-year-old Matya Thamsuan. “Normally, they only have one long tail, but this one had six small curving tails that look like tiny elephant tusks – each about 2 to 5 centimeters long.”

Intrigued by his strange catch, Mr Matya decided to keep the marine arthropod alive in a bucket. Neighbors began to visit his house daily to see the mutant creature.

“I contacted the Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Trang Campus, so they could study the creature,” Mr Matya said. “Maybe this is something completely new.”

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

Thaiger Talk

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply