It’s a discovery that’s both “adorable” and “horrifying” according to the curator of the Western Australian Museum where the creature is kept. On an Australian beach, between the rocks emerging from ! She was baptized Lamarckdromia beaglein homage to the ship on which traveled HMS Beagle.low,
The members of this family of– called Dromiidae – are known for their unusual behavior: cut up sea sponges with their pliers and create a real which covers their and their legs. This behavior is probably not only aesthetic, the researchers think that it allows the crabs to better camouflage themselves in their environment but also to scare away predators, when the species of sea sponge used are toxic. But these are still speculations.