image credit: James R.D. Scott
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Status: No conservation concerns
This is the Halimeda Crab (Huenia heraldica) which is a species of Arrowhead Crab that likes to decorate its body with the living leaves of the Halimeda algae. It’s green body paired with its algae “hat” makes it virtually impossible to spot. When I first saw pictures of this tiny creature, I didn’t even know I was looking at an animal! Pretty weird huh?