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Yellowline Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) just after molting and before ingesting its former exoskeleton, Martinique, France
Like most crustaceans, arrow crabs shed their exoskeleton as they age. The new skin hardens with calcium carbonate, which is acquired from sea water and by ingesting their old shell.
Olympus OMD EM5 MkII, Zuiko 60mm Macro lens, Nauticam Housing, Dual Inon Z-240 Strobes. Settings 1/125, f/16, ISO200
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