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Le Faisan, promesse de gibier sur la table  - ©Johann-Friedrich Naumann - 1780-1857

Le Faisan, promesse de gibier sur la table - ©Johann-Friedrich Naumann - 1780-1857

callinectes bocourti - Google 検索

callinectes bocourti - Google 検索

Xanthoid crab from Arica, Chile by artour_a, via Flickr

Xanthoid crab from Arica, Chile (Arthur Anker) Tags: ocean chile macro nature pacific crab crabs crustacea crustaceans decapoda brachyura xanthidae

Babouin Fantastique en rêve -  ©Jose Luis Oliver

Babouin Fantastique en rêve - ©Jose Luis Oliver

Crustaceans

Image of the Different Classifications of Crustaceans - Learn All About Crustaceans

Anemone Crab (Neopetrolisthes ohshimai)  The anemone crab is a small, colorful crab with a porcelain-like shell. Like the clownfish, this crab has developed an immunity to anemone stings. This crab is usually found within the stinging tentacles of a number of anemone species where it uses its large well-developed claws to keep clownfish from stealing its home.

The world of the crustaceans is a world of bizarre shapes and adaptations. These animals are best known for their hard outer shells that must must be removed and discarded as the animal grows.

Allopetrolisthes angulosus from Arica, Chile | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Allopetrolisthes angulosus from Arica, Chile | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

jayalice:  Mantis Shrimp with Eggs   The bright colours of the Mantis Shrimp mask a fearsome defence - a punch that feels like being shot by a .22 calibre pistol, and has been known to crack glass in aquariums

allcreatures: “ A shrimp guards her eggs in this close-up underwater photograph. But the bright colours of the peacock mantis mask a fearsome defence - a punch that feels like being shot by a

Macropodia rostrata or the long legged spidercrab. This crab prefers muddy sand or kelp as a habitat. It's  one of the smallest spidercrabs-usually only around 10cm across. These animals are slow moving and vulnerable to predators but masters of disguise-they attach algae to their legs to look like small seaweeds!

Macropodia rostrata or the long legged spidercrab. This crab prefers muddy sand or kelp as a habitat. It's one of the smallest spidercrabs-usually only around 10cm across. These animals are slow moving and vulnerable to predators but masters of disguise-they attach algae to their legs to look like small seaweeds!

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