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astronomy-to-zoology:

Polycectus cuplifer 

…is a species of Xanthid crab that occurs in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from Madagascar and the Red Sea, west to Japan, and east to Hawaii and French Polynesia. It is covered in a dense coat of setae (britsltes) which earns it the nickname of ‘teddy-bear crab’. Like the closely related Lybia.sp P.cuplifer holds a mutualistic relationship with sea anemones. As it will hold them in its claws and use them for defense. In turn the anemone gets more acess to food due to the motility of the crab.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Xanthidae-Polydectinae-Polydectus-P. cupulifer

Images: Scott Godwin and Wang, TC; WJ, Chen & LC, Lo

(via rhamphotheca)

weallhavesolastalgia:

Have blogged this before, but too utterly charming not to post again.

weallhavesolastalgia:

Have blogged this before, but too utterly charming not to post again.

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rhamphotheca:

Once Thought Extinct, The Pinocchio Lizard Sticks His Nose Out

by Douglas Main

Pinocchio anoles (Anolis proboscis) were thought to be extinct for 50 years, but have been rediscovered in the cloud forests of Ecuador.

After searching for the long-nosed animal for three years, a team of photographers and researchers found the lizard recently in a stretch of pristine cloud forest in the northwest part of the country, said Alejandro Arteaga, a co-founder of the educational and ecotourism company Tropical Herping, which conducted the search for the lizard.

The animal was first discovered in 1953, Arteaga said. But wasn’t seen between the 1960s and 2005, when an ornithologist saw one crossing a road in the same remote area in northwest Ecuador. This is only the third time scientists have spotted it since 2005, Arteaga added…

(read more: Live Science)

photos by Lucas Bustamante and Alejandro Arteaga

And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love   (via silkyblackgold)

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Polycectus cuplifer 

…is a species of Xanthid crab that occurs in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from Madagascar and the Red Sea, west to Japan, and east to Hawaii and French Polynesia. It is covered in a dense coat of setae (britsltes) which earns it the nickname of ‘teddy-bear crab’. Like the closely related Lybia.sp P.cuplifer holds a mutualistic relationship with sea anemones. As it will hold them in its claws and use them for defense. In turn the anemone gets more acess to food due to the motility of the crab.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Xanthidae-Polydectinae-Polydectus-P. cupulifer

Images: Scott Godwin and Wang, TC; WJ, Chen & LC, Lo

(via rhamphotheca)

blackpaint20:

lzloki:

Please look up…

blackpaint20:

lzloki:

Please look up…

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weallhavesolastalgia:

Have blogged this before, but too utterly charming not to post again.

weallhavesolastalgia:

Have blogged this before, but too utterly charming not to post again.

(Source: yuria1224)

rhamphotheca:

Once Thought Extinct, The Pinocchio Lizard Sticks His Nose Out

by Douglas Main

Pinocchio anoles (Anolis proboscis) were thought to be extinct for 50 years, but have been rediscovered in the cloud forests of Ecuador.

After searching for the long-nosed animal for three years, a team of photographers and researchers found the lizard recently in a stretch of pristine cloud forest in the northwest part of the country, said Alejandro Arteaga, a co-founder of the educational and ecotourism company Tropical Herping, which conducted the search for the lizard.

The animal was first discovered in 1953, Arteaga said. But wasn’t seen between the 1960s and 2005, when an ornithologist saw one crossing a road in the same remote area in northwest Ecuador. This is only the third time scientists have spotted it since 2005, Arteaga added…

(read more: Live Science)

photos by Lucas Bustamante and Alejandro Arteaga

And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love   (via silkyblackgold)

(Source: hello-lolo, via astralplanet)

"And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love."

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