I am trying to identify a crab which I saw whilst on holiday in Mauritus in Feb/Mar 2015
I have searched on the internet and reference books but cannot find it...can you help?
HAve also contacted in March 2015 NHM UK & NHM MAuritius but have not had a reply
It was on the sand , about four inches in diameter. It was heading up the beach rather than down to the sea. Its legs were very chunky
and  it had a curling/spiral red nose or trunk which resembled something similar to a red prawn
My husband saw them in the Natural  History Museum in Mauritius but forgot to write the name down
I did not have my camera unfortunatley

ALEX SNELL

without a picture I am afraid it is unlikely we are going to be able to help with the identification.