16 November 2010

Tuesday Crustie: Fresh

Aeglids are little known crustaceans. They’re anomurans, which makes their closest relatives squat lobsters, hermit crabs, sand crabs, and the like. Unlike all their anomuran kin, however, they are a freshwater lineage living in South America.

Picture from here,  where this interesting little guy (species unknown) is given the unfortunate moniker of cockroach crayfish.

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