Ocellate swimming crab

Ocellate swimming crab

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Credit: CLAY COLEMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ocellate swimming crab (Portunus sebae) displaying a defensive threat posture. This predatory crab has evolved to have paddle-shaped rear legs that enable it to swim effectively in open water. Photographed in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

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