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New Crab Discovered, Looks Like a Strawberry


Taiwanese biologists have discovered a new crab species:

"With a bright red shell covered with small white spots, the crab resembles a large strawberry. Scientists at the University say that the newly discovered species is similar to the previously discovered Neoliomera pubescens, which is native to the waters near Hawaii, Polynesia and Mauritius--but has a broader (1 inch), clam-shaped shell that makes it a distinct new species."

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  1. Dare I say that it looks a little bit cross and just a little bit gay...

    I leave it to others to suggest of whom it reminds them...

    Posted by: arch | Jan 5, 2010 12:32:41 PM

  2. Cute.

    Let's eat it.

    Posted by: Blake | Jan 5, 2010 12:37:38 PM

  3. Oh if only all crabs were so brightly colored. We wouldn't have to burn our sheets.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jan 5, 2010 12:39:20 PM

  4. Aaaaww. So cute and so pretty.

    Posted by: yogchick | Jan 5, 2010 12:43:27 PM

  5. Andy, thanks for the science postings you included. (Almost) always very cool!

    Posted by: KJ | Jan 5, 2010 12:51:33 PM

  6. I give it 3 months before this is on the menu at Red Lobster.

    Posted by: J. Bocca | Jan 5, 2010 12:57:19 PM

  7. Eew.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jan 5, 2010 1:23:01 PM

  8. It's an abomination!


    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jan 5, 2010 1:59:07 PM

  9. yummy

    Posted by: Gino | Jan 5, 2010 7:14:04 PM

  10. gay gay least nature is now recognizing...

    just kidding...

    on the other hand though, it's too adorable to eat. Hope we don't make them endangered too, we suck at that.

    Posted by: shello | Jan 5, 2010 8:34:07 PM

  11. Okay, you are definitely making this stuff up. Strawberry crabs indeed.

    Posted by: niles | Jan 5, 2010 9:22:02 PM

  12. The colour is a warning that it is poisonous. I wouldn't eat it!

    Posted by: wirrrn | Jan 6, 2010 12:31:38 AM

  13. looks creepy

    Posted by: threo | Jan 6, 2010 3:19:28 AM

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