Categorized | Crustacea (crustaceans)

Petrolisthes sp

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

Porcelain crabs use their claws only for defense.

Their feeding strategy entails trapping minute planktonic organisms using their well-developed bucal setae. The body of the porcelain crab is highly flattened, allowing it to hide beneath rocks or in thin cracks.

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