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Crab Megalopa

crab larvae saying hello
crab larvae saying hello, originally uploaded by nature adrift..

Definitely one of my favorite megalopa images ever.
The megalopa stage is the final larval stage before a young crab molts and becomes an juvenile crab with all the adult body characteristics (although tiny) of the species.

31 Responses to “Crab Megalopa”

  1. 1
    Flickr: girasoleneldeserto:

    Wow, nice one. I like the combination of the crab with the sea water as background. Very natural

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    Flickr: N. Mexico:

    Wow! So interesting and such great detail for such a small creature.

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    Flickr: DaveWilliams:

    Amazing shot and incredibly beautiful too

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    Flickr: _McConnell_:

    looks like something right out of Disney!

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    Flickr: maxivida:

    this is pretty amazing. looks like it’s posing for you πŸ™‚

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    Flickr: -bartimaeus-:

    what a beautiful creaure!

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    Flickr: estacey:

    wow – AWESOME

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    Flickr: Glisglis:

    Hehe this is great =D

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    Flickr: asbjorn.hansen:

    wonderful creature!

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    Flickr: j13art:

    Absolutly awesome, Nice one!!

  11. 11
    Flickr: Eekers!:

    Love it πŸ™‚

  12. 12
    Flickr: estacey:

    i know i already commented on this, but i keep seeing it in the "photos you’ve commented on" and continue to marvel. awesome picture. adorable, and a bit comical. πŸ™‚

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    Flickr: Franz Liszt:


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    Flickr: pranav_seth:


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    Flickr: hkvam:

    what a cute guy! great shot!

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    Flickr: Black-Rose:

    wow! looks great this little creature!

  17. 17
    Flickr: ScottS101:

    Thanks for the info. Nice job. It’s more interesting than the typical microscope shot.

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    Flickr: Rob Hughes:

    This is spectacular. Those eyes are intense! An insight to an alien world.

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    Flickr: TomBuilder:

    this one is too cool… is he the Allien? or are we? very nice…

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    Flickr: i eaΡ‚ sΡ‚ars:


    This is the funniest shot I have ever seen! Love it πŸ˜€

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    Flickr: Daniel Cormier:

    That’s cool.

  22. 22
    Flickr: robinbenito:

    haha just awesome

  23. 23
    Flickr: ratkimo:

    great capture

  24. 24
    Flickr: DreamzInColor:

    Interesting Fellow.
    Outstanding Capture.
    You are invited to add this image to
    ***Fantastic Animal Photos***

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    Flickr: Mr Abri:

    This is a great picture please add it to your group

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    Flickr: sgbaughn:

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Under the Surface, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

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    Flickr: Pepon404_:

    wow. that is beautiful.

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    Flickr: J Dailey:

    He looks happy. Really cool shot.

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    Flickr: uewo muite:

    It’s pretty!!

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    Eric Heupel (@eclecticechoes):

    An image from the archives – One of my favorite larval images – Crab Megalopa –

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    Flickr: bathroomgirl:

    OMG he’s adorable!

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