I want to share what I found when I'm surfing the internet. A purple crab found here in the Philippines! These photos are from National Geographic News. Another new discovery from our country. According to Henrik Freitag of Germany's Senckenberg Museum of Zoology, these small creatures burrow under rocks and roots in streams, feeding on dead plants, fruits, carrion and samll animals in the water at night.
Found in Palawan and it named Insulamon Palawanense. One of the four Insulamon genus species.
This deep purple crab is a female Insulamon johannchristiani. These purple crabs are strong and hard. It is used for prevention from getting battered by river rocks, according to Freitag.
This is a new crab species Insulamon magnum. Magnum means "big" in Latin. This crab is large, about 2 inches or 5.3 cm. The shell of these species are very soft. Very prone from predators.
I don't have photos for the Insulamon porculum and Insulamon unicorn. According to Freitag, scientists began extensive investigations of similar freshwater crabs in the area in the late 1980's.
This Insulamon porculum is similar with Insulamon magnum. They are big in size which measures 3 x 2.5 cm.
Insulamon porculum, measures 33.1 by 25.1 millimetres.
Although they are crabs, they also differ in physical features. Their first hind, the shape of the body shell and sex organs.
Proud to say, Philippines is one of 17 countries that shelters most of Earth's flora and fauna species. The threatening reality, a lot of mining, farming and industrial activities which causes water pollution. The higher risk of extinction for these species..