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  • Jeannette

    This purple crab, Insulamon palawanense, is a new species which appears to be confined to rivers and streams on a particular inland region of the 5,600-square-mile island: Palawan, Philippines.

  • Barry Brinker

    whoa! purple crab! Insulamon palawanens, found in the Phillipines.

  • Cecile Sims

    New purple crab discovered in the Philippine island of Palawan. National Geographic reports that it may use its uniquely colored shell to help identify its own kind.

  • Raphaël Rivolgo

    New purple crab species found in Philippines | This handout photo released by Hendrik Freitag, of Germany's Senckenberg Museum of Zoology shows one of the four new species of freshwater crab found in remote areas of the Palawan island group. The tiny crustaceans were found in streams in remote areas of the Palawan island group, according to a team led by Freitag.

  • Tigerlili .

    A newly discovered purple crab, dubbed Insulamon palawanense, is one of four new species of colorful crustaceans that have been discovered off the Philippine island of Palawan. The crab's brilliant hues may simply help the species recognize its brethren, said study author Hendrik Freitag, of the Senckenberg Museum of Zoology in Dresden, Germany. (Photograph courtesy Hendrik Freitag). See more photos at National

  • Natalia Escaño

    Four new species of crab have been discovered in the Philippine island of Palawan. And one of the crabs truly stands out with its unusually bright purple shell. National Geographic reports that the Insulamon palawanese may use its uniquely colored shell to help identify its own kind. "It is known that crabs can discriminate colours. #animals #fauna

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