A villager was shocked when he saw a creature that looked like a tiger prawn, crab and scorpion combined when he was in the jungle to collect palm leaves, Sinar Harian reported.
Ismail Jusoh, 49, from Kampung Alor Tuman in Marang said he found the creature on the palm leaves and was shocked to see its unique shape.
"It has eight legs and the front portion looks like crab while the back like prawn. It also looks like a scorpion," he said.
Ismail said he brought the crustacean back and kept it in a tank of water.
According to a website, the creature was known as ngoang in Sarawak or jabot in Johor. It was seldom found and was said to be getting extinct.