Think you’ve got moves? We challenge you to a dance off with the Sally Lightfoot Crab
Think you’ve got moves? We challenge you to a dance off with the Sally Lightfoot Crab. Your coastal crab opponent understood the assignment, rocking up in a brightly coloured carapace. As they grow and moult, this species only gets more colourful - so you had best come prepared.
Named after a Caribbean dancer, this crab has ten legs that gives it exceptional agility and the ability to hop, skip and jump on water. Her favourite song? Crab Rave, d’uh.
When danger strikes, Sally (we’re on first-name basis now) can move swiftly to safety in four directions. Found in the rock pools, lava crevasses and shallow waters of the Galapagos islands, this species also has a part time job cleaning sea iguanas.