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Sally Lightfoot Crab by WillWarburton Sally Lightfoot Crab by WillWarburton
While many crab species are masters of camouflage it seems this crab decided to go the complete opposite direction and make himself as visible as possible. I had difficulty finding the biological reasons for their vibrant and beautiful colourings but I can only imagine is due to mating.

That being said, interesting the baby Sally Lightfoot crabs are very dark and dull which helps them blend into the volcanic rocks in which they habitat. It’s only as they become adults that their colours begin to show.
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