Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Crab Species Looks Like A Fruit

A new species of crab that looks like a strawberry has been discovered in Taiwan by Marine biologist Professor Ho Ping-ho. Just look at the pictures:

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They are similar to a species that lives around Hawaii, Polynesia and Mauritius, but the new crabs have clam-shaped shells with white polka dots, which makes them distinct.

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Both are female and the biggest measures 2.5cm across. Although the crabs are now dead, they have been made in to specimens for further study. Professor Ho's discovery has been confirmed by another specialist. He is now writing an essay on the new species.

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Anonymous said...

It looks like a doll to me. Lol..

I think the new species is borned from the underwater volcanic activities in the deep sea.

Thanks for sharing. =D

Mel-Yu said...

They are sooo cute LOL