Jan 8, 2007

Psycho Crustacean

Joe came across this pool in Flickr, and it holds a cache of diving photos that belong here. Take this crab eating a fish. Nothing too extraordinary about this picture at first glance - just your typical circle-of-life scenario. Until you look into the crab's eyes. Then you see mania and psychosis. Perfect. Welcome to Ugly Overload.

I'm not well-versed when it comes to crustaceans. Is this a crab or a lobster, or some other creature I don't know about?

Thanks for the link, Joe, and thanks for the photo, Calvin.

UPDATE: Both Chrissie and Rasmus have identified this as a Norway Lobster. I think they're correct.

Photo courtesy: Calvin Tang


Garfman said...

I'm guessing crab (really no idea), but he's got hella cool legs.

Anonymous said...

I'm almost positive that this is a crayfish, or "crawdad".

Anonymous said...

I take it back. It might be a "Norway Lobster".

Anonymous said...

I think it is a Norway Lobster, Nephrops norvegicus. It's supposed to be extremely aggressive, even towards humans. Not very impressive, given their size (max. 25 cm).

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of 'Pepe the King Prawn' of Muppets fame. Crazy little guy!