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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1131

Estuary to Abyss Expedition 2004. A crab megalopae (late larval stage) has a pink, crab-like body. Unlike a mature crab, however, the megalopae does not hold its abdomen underneath its body.

Image ID: expl1131, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: Estuary to Abyss 2004. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Category: Ocean exploration/Invertebrates/

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