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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Mouthless Crab (Gecarcinus quadratus) Tropical Color

In the tropics everything seems to get a turbo charge of color. Case in point: why does this mouthless crab need to be so adorned with bright, eye catching hues?

mouthless crab
mouthless crab (Gecarcinus quadratus)

mouthless crab (Gecarcinus quadratus)
mouthless crab (Gecarcinus quadratus)

Photographed on the coast of Costa Rica.

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