Dorippe frascone

Carry Crab with nudibranch Anna DeLoach BlennyWatcher.com

Nudibranch’s Bad Day

February 8, 2013

Happy Friday! The photo above is an Urchin Carry Crab (Dorippe frascone) doing what it is supposed to do: carry an urchin for camouflage – that’s how it got its common name. These particular crabs of the family Dorippidae, have modified back legs that they use to grip the urchins or other assorted matter like leaves or discarded shells. They are muck diving icons – we see them on many dives. Below is a picture of a crab that has … Read more Nudibranch’s Bad Day