Angel Fitor - Master of disguise
The algae costume of the crab Acanthonyx lunulatus is a masterpiece of nature´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