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astronomy-to-zoology:

"Calico Crab" (Hepatus epheliticus)
Also known as the “Dolly Varden Crab” Hepatus epheliticus is a colorful species Aethrid crab that occurs in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from the Chesapeake Bay to the Dominican Republic. Calico crabs are typically seen in areas with sand/muddy substrates and is often seen buried in the sand with its only its eyes exposed. H. epheliticus is also often seen carrying the sea anemone Calliactis tricolor on its back for protection.
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Aethridae-Hepatus-H. epheliticus
Image: Dawson

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Calico Crab" (Hepatus epheliticus)

Also known as the “Dolly Varden Crab” Hepatus epheliticus is a colorful species Aethrid crab that occurs in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from the Chesapeake Bay to the Dominican Republic. Calico crabs are typically seen in areas with sand/muddy substrates and is often seen buried in the sand with its only its eyes exposed. H. epheliticus is also often seen carrying the sea anemone Calliactis tricolor on its back for protection.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Aethridae-Hepatus-H. epheliticus

Image: Dawson

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