Say hello to the Vampire Crab

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.

vampire crab
vampire crab
vampire crab
vampire crab

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