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Cryptic teardrop crab
Pelia mutica
(Gibbes, 1850)

This crab belongs to the decorator crabs, which means that they camouflage themselves using bits of sponge or algae. The legs are flattened. The color is blue to purple with darker spots.
Size: carapace up to 2 cm wide.

Found on reefs.
Depth: ranges from 5 m down to 45 m.

Common all throughout the Caribbean.

Cryptic teardrop crab (Pelia mutica)