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This toad crab, also called a decorator crab, has a sponge, bryozoans and at least three types of algae growing on it's back.
Rocky subtotal waters
Now I'm curious! Is the yellow stuff a random pattern or do they all have the same? ( because ccm11's crab looks exactly the same one )
What is the relationship between the species - is there any symbiosis happening here or is the crab just using the others for camouflage?
Ugliest crab I've ever seen.Well done.
Is it the toad crab from childrens museum?
Lat: 44.10, Long: -69.11
Spotted on Oct 20, 2011 Submitted on Oct 21, 2011