Angel Fitor - Master of disguise

 

The algae costume of the crab Acanthonyx lunulatus is a masterpiece of natureĀ“s design. Living tightly linked to Cystoseira algal gardens, its biology is so poorly known that even lacks of vernacular name. It is one of those millions of unsung creatures that will never reach the cover of a magazine, but whose existence and appreciation are essential to understand this amazing place where we live.


Location: Mediterranean sea, Spain

Tags: algae, Angel Fitor, camouflage, crab, crustacean, Cystoseira



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