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Sunday, August 28, 2011

The World's Most Colorful Crabs

The World's Most Colorful Crabs 

There are 6,793 species of crabs known in the world. Crabs are found in all of the world's oceans. In addition, there are also many freshwater and terrestrial crabs, particularly in tropical regions. The smallest crab is the Pea Crab with only a few millimeters wide and the largest is the Japanese Spider Crab with a leg span of up to 4 m. The most colorful crabs are the one featured on this particular article. Here are the most colorful crabs in the world.

Harlequin Crab (Lissocarcinus orbicularis)

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This beautiful crab with awesome pattern is commonly known as Harlequin Crab or Lissocarcinus orbicularis.

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