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20091124_0753

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Cryptic Teardrop Crab (Pelia mutica) moves over some encrusted corals growing on a jetty pylon under the Customs Pier in Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles.
These small, but spectacularly colored decorator crabs rely on their camouflage for protection, although here the black background may not be the best cover for this.

· Date: Fri September 23, 2011 · Reference ID: recent/220091124_0753 · Views: 4707 ·
Keywords: crab crustacean decapoda brachyura mithrax dromiidae caribbean dutch

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White spotted porostome (Doriopsilla albopunctata)
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