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Reddit Is Obsessed With This Colorful Squat Lobster, and You Will Be Too

Most of us think of lobsters as red, but there are so many other ways to be a lobster. This one, for example, does not let expectations hold it back.
 

It looks like an entire modern art museum, complete with the Yayoi Kusama dots:

Mission Blue on Twitter

Incredible! This rare squat lobster (Galathea pilosa) may just be the most beautiful #lobster in the world.


 

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Galathea pilosa is a species of squat lobster, a group of small crustaceans with flat bodies that are dwarfed by comparatively long arms and giant pincers.

squat lobster
Photo by T. Y. Chan and C. W. Lin

G. pilosa in particular lives only in the shallow reefs of French Polynesia, where its colors likely help it blend in with coral. It packs all its wild patterns into a carapace only about 1 centimeter long.
 

When someone posted a photo of the psychedelic lobster on Reddit, the thread quickly turned into a conversation about drugs, sex and “The Life Aquatic”

Spiralyst’s comment from discussion “🔥🔥 Squat lobster in all its colorful glory”

If you are an ocean dwelling species looking for some psychoactive substances, you talk to this guy. He knows what’s up.


 

jack3chu’s comment from discussion “🔥🔥 Squat lobster in all its colorful glory”

Looks like a tarantula on its way to a rave


 
squat lobster Reddit thread
 

psbales’s comment from discussion “🔥🔥 Squat lobster in all its colorful glory”

Wasn’t that in a Wes Anderson movie? Could’ve swore I’ve seen Bill Murray holding it in that one film.


 

… but mostly the B-52s.

1134_vvorJ’s comment from discussion “🔥🔥 Squat lobster in all its colorful glory”

We were at a party His earlobe fell in the deep Someone reached in and grabbed it It was a squat lobster Squat lobster Squat lobster


 

xXColaXx’s comment from discussion “🔥🔥 Squat lobster in all its colorful glory”

10373 points and 137 comments so far on reddit


 

This species is definitely song-worthy.

The B52’s – Rock Lobster

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