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:
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.
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”…
If you are an ocean dwelling species looking for some psychoactive substances, you talk to this guy. He knows what’s up.
Looks like a tarantula on its way to a rave
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.
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
10373 points and 137 comments so far on reddit
This species is definitely song-worthy.
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