Skip To Content
    This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!

    New Purple Crab Species Found

    Insulamon palawanense are tiny fresh water crustaceans that burrow under boulders and roots in streams, feeding on dead plants, fruits, carrion and small animals in the water at night.

    Via phys.org

    Found only in small, ecosystems in the Palawan island group in the Philippines. US-based Conservation International lists the Philippines as one of 17 countries that harbours most of Earth's plant and animal life.

    Create your own post!

    This post was created by a member of the BuzzFeed Community.You can join and make your own posts and quizzes.

    Sign up to create your first post!

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form