Bright purple crab found in the Philippines

Philippines is but a country of bountiful biodiversity up to be discovered today.

A new species of crabs just recently found in the islands near Palawan, Philippines. Take a look at this image below from Today Tech, showing a bright purple-colored crab.

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Scientists at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Germany and De La Salle University in Manila found the four new species of Insulamon freshwater crab genus as part of their Aqua Palawana research program.

The reddish-purple crabs are the only varieties that are endemic to only one or a few islands; the sea keeps them from spreading further, as they depend on freshwater at all stages of their development. Having been completely separated from their relatives, they have developed their own separate species and genera over tens of thousands of years.


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