Newly Discovered Vampire Crabs Look Like Something Out Of Pokémon (Photos)
If you ever happened to run into a crab with bright yellow eyes and a purple outer shell, this probably means you just discovered a new type of crab -- the vampire crab.
According to Bustle, these vibrant crustaceans were recently discovered in Indonesia, where they live in river valleys.
Thanks to their unique coloring and small size, people are starting to keep them as pets. I mean, if you're going to have a pet crab at home, at least have a cool-looking one, right?!
The two new species of crab discovered within the island of Java in Indonesia are called Geosesarma dennerle and Geosesarma hagen.
You can thank professional aquarist Christian Lukhaup for discovering these.
Once he came across these colorful creatures, he reached out to researchers in the aquarium industry to learn more about them. That's when he discovered they originate from the island of Java.
In a recent interview with the National Geographic, Lukhaup revealed,
These crabs are kind of special because they've been around in the pet trade for 10 years, but no one knew where they come from.
If you're looking for a new, obscure pet, you might want to figure out how you can get a vampire crab in your fish tank at home. These colorful little beings seem to be the pet trend at the moment.
Check out the photos below for a closer look!