Friday, April 19, 2013


This week has been... terrible. So here's something to cheer you up:

Raspberry Crab
Nucia speciosa

I mean, can you believe how cute this little guy is? I thought it would be the perfect Crabday crab to ooh and ahh over.

"Meep!" - raspberry crab

The raspberry crab, also known as the red leucosiid crab, can be found off of Hawaii, Guam, (assumingly elsewhere in the South Pacific), Indonesia, Mauritius, and the Red Sea! They live intertidally on coral reefs and blow kisses on each others' carapaces. OK, OK, I can't say for sure if they give each other raspberries, BUT I can't say for sure that they don't. You can decide what to believe.

"pbbbbbbt!" - raspberry crab

Raspberry crabs average a width of 3/4 inch, so you really could just fill a bowl with them and put whipped cream on top! Not that you'd want to do that. Save that for real raspberries, weirdos.

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