Do you want to meet the “bugs of the sea?” Then, without further ado, here are the crustaceans of Octonauts in real life!
1. DECORATOR CRAB
First, let’s start with a crab known for its unique way of blending in with its surroundings. Just like what its name means, this crab uses “decorations” to hide away from its predators. According to the Oceana website, the Decorator Crab uses living animals such as sea urchins and anemones as camouflage. With that, the crab blends in easily, almost invisible to the eyes of the predators.
2. HERMIT CRAB
Next, this crustacean will always search for its “home.” The Hermit Crab does not possess its own shell but rather searches for an empty shell and temporarily inhabits it until it finds another one that will fit. But, shell hunting is never easy for hermit crabs. We have read from the Seattle Aquarium website that the pursuit of a shell is aggressive and deadly.
3. FIDDLER CRAB
Have you seen this interesting crab somewhere? The Fiddler Crab is mainly seen on sandy beaches where they dug tunnels in it. The Fiddler Crab also got a unique appearance. Instead of two uniform claws, the Fiddler Crab has one big snapper and a small pincer claw. Are you curious why this crab got its name? The Brittanica website revealed that the appearance of the male crab’s larger claw looks like a violin.
4. GIANT ISOPOD
In an episode from the Octonauts, Giant Isopods look kind of adorable. However, real-life Giant Isopods are a little creepy. But, they’re not aggressive and would rather spend their days looking for food. Since they are underwater creatures, they mostly scavenge their food. When it comes to protecting themselves, the Oceanwide Expeditions website revealed that Giant Isopods curl themselves into a ball, just like an Armadillo!
5. GIANT SPIDER CRAB
If the Giant Isopod appears to be a little creepy, the Giant Spider Crab is on a different level. This creature is also known as the “Japanese Spider Crab” since it lives on the Pacific side of Japan. Despite its skin-crawling appearance, the Giant Spider Crab is known for its gentleness, as revealed by the National Geographic website. Well, its intimidating appearance is essential for camouflaging. Now, do you want to know the secret of this crab? Well, this crab species can live up to 100 years!
Let’s end our list with another unique crustacean! The Remipede is known to use its senses for its everyday life. Since this creature is blind, it uses its sense of hearing, smelling, and feeling. Though this creature may appear small, its predatorial skills are something you need to watch out for. Its venom can paralyze and liquefy its prey. Now, that’s a creature we don’t want to mess with.
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