New species of crab with unusual outgrowths has its name written in...

Posted: 29 Aug 2017 08:38 AM PDT

A new 'star crab' has been collected from red coral beds in Taiwan and reefs in the Philippines. This astonishing creature is distinct with its carapace and chelipeds covered in pointy protrusions, which become rounder and mushroom-shaped with age to resemble star-like outgrowths and granules.

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An attractive crab.

Certainly different anyway.


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