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Decorator Crab (Achaeus japonicus)
Gallery quality underwater photographic print by Paul Waldeck, available framed or unframed in several sizes.

Decorator Crabs are so named because they camouflage themselves by attaching organisms and other materials to their legs and bodies. The material is held in place by hair-like projections on the Decorator Crab. When fully covered as in this picture, only the eyes protrude from the camouflage. In this picture, one eye is visible in the center of the frame.

Note the similarity of the camouflage and the soft coral the Decorator Crab is resting on.Because they are so well camouflaged, Decorator Crabs are extremely hard to locate in the underwater environment.

Photographed in Papua New Guinea

Size and Frame:
<p>Continuous tone images are printed on Archival Photographic Paper. </p><p> Framed Prints are complete with acid free single mat, acid free backing, plexiglass, and hanging hardware. </p><p>Please allow 14-21 working days for shipment</p></p>
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