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Pea crab inside mussel

Pea crab inside mussel

A female pea crab inside an opened male mussel. Pea crabs live alone within mussels throughout their adult lives. Female pea crabs never leave their mussel hosts, while males leave only to fertilise the eggs of a female within another mussel.


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