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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Cryptic Teardrop Crab (Pelia mutica) on the end of a sea rod coral growing on the wreck of the USCGC Duane at night off the coast of Key Largo in Florida, USA.
These small, but spectalarly colored decorator crabs rely on their camouflage for protection. They are common on reefs across the caribbean but are rarely seen.

· Date: Tue July 11, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-05-22-11-33-30 · Views: 19267 ·
Keywords: crab crustacean decapoda brachyura mithrax dromiidae shipwreck wreck majidae atlantic caribbean usa united states
Additional Categories: May 2006 Florida Scubadiving - Paul Osmond


Polyps opening on a Giant Star Coral - Montastraea cavernosa
Paul Osmond

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