Here’s an animal made for Halloween: say hello to the Vampire Crab.
The recently discovered species of the genus Geosesarma dennerle is a tiny, semi-terrestrial crab that resides on the Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.
They get their name from their fang-shaped mouthparts, spooky eyes, and pinchy claws. The super-colorful purple vampire crabs are native to Java.
The Vampire is part of a series of crab types named after monsters including the Ghost Crab and Yeti Crab.