01 October 2013

Tuesday Crustie: Royal

I got asked yesterday if there are any purple crayfish. I didn’t know of any freshwater crayfish that are purple, but I discovered Debelius’ reef lobster (Enoplometopus debelius), which is a marine species that is very crayfish-like. I’d not heard of this genus before, but they all seem to be brightly coloured.

Why are coral reef species always so pretty?

Picture from here.

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