I’ve never really been that interested in crabs. Sure, they are fun to photograph but they didn’t fascinate me the way that other animals do.
That is, until I saw this decorator crab.
This is the coolest thing ever. It is a group of species of crab that use seaweed as a form of camouflage. According to Australian Museum,
The Decorator Crab’s carapace is covered with hooks to attach algae, seaweed or anything in the environment that will assist in camouflage.
When I first saw this species I thought these photos would suffice for identification. Alas, it wasn’t until I got home and spent $20 on a 60 page book about crabs that I realized that these pictures didn’t show enough information. Oops! I now know for next time.
Looking forward to finding more of these.