Ten-legged alien

This beautiful and delicate creature is a relatively abundant inhabitant of the Caribbean coastal waters. It belongs to the order of decapoda which is Latin for ten (deca) legged (poda), but most non-scientists will just refer to the name crabs while talking about these creatures. The Yellowline Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) will reach a size of about 10 cm. across its skinny legs. As with all crabs, the front pair is transformed into scissor-like tools which are used for food […] Read more »