Animal Update - September 12

Published September 12, 2014

Sally Lightfoot crabs, Grapsus grapsus, have been added to the Aquarium’s Surviving Through Adaptation exhibit!
sally-lightfoot-crab

Found throughout the Pacific Coast of the Americas, Sally Lightfoot crabs are quick on their feet. And with a carapace (or shell) measuring just 1.2 inches wide, they have no trouble tucking into reef crevices to safely hide from would-be predators. 


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