Tree climbing crab discovered in India

Main report: New Spider-Like, Tree-Climbing Crab Species Found
(National Geographic)
Other Reporting: EurekAlert!, Wikipedia, The Hindu,, Sciency Thoughts Blog, Silicon Republic
Scientific Paper: Journal of Crustacean Biology   
New Taxa: Kani maranjandu
Species named for: Kani, the tribal community that first noticed the crabs
Categories: Crustaceans | New Species

A striking new species of crab has been found living in tree-holes high above the ground. The animal, which fits in the palm of a human hand, has a deep bluish black body that stands out against the tree bark that it prowls for worms and seeds to eat.



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