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A micro-CT scan of a sponge barnacle inside its host sponge. most of the sponge tissue has been removed from the image revealing the barnacle within.

Australia's Diverse Sponge Barnacles

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The crucifix crab Charybdis feriatus (Linneaus, 1758)

Creature Feature: Holy Crab! The crucifix crab Charybdis feriata (Linneaus, 1758)

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A new species of spider crab in northern Australia

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Unexpected Acquisitions

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Two live individuals of Temnosewellia minor

Friendly Flatworms: The Temnocephalida

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A preserved specimen of the Coconut Crab

They're using coconuts...

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A preserved specimen of the Southern Sponge Crab

Drum Favourites: the Southern Sponge Crab

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Large plastic drums

The problem with dangerous goods: WA Museum’s conunDRUM

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A male Asian Paddle Crab

Have you seen this crab?

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The Harmonica Pebble Crab compared to a piece of coral

Creature Feature - Harmonica Pebble Crab

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Two white calcified discs near a 5 cent piece

Why freshwater crayfish don’t need milk for healthy bones

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A mantis shrimp specimen

Creature Feature – Stephenson’s Mantis Shrimp

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A heavily camouflaged crab on the sea floor

Creature Feature – Toxic Crabs

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Two specimens of Pandarus rhincodonicus collected from a whale shark at Ningaloo Reef.

Creature Feature: Pandarus rhincodonicus

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Creature Feature: Neopetrolisthes maculatus

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Creature Feature: Paracerceis sculpta (Holmes, 1904)

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Creature Feature - Haunted Beaches: The fleet-footed Ghost Crabs

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Dangerous Sea Animals

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Creature Feature: The Banded Boxer Shrimp

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The coral crab Trapezia cymodoce in a Pocillopora coral colony.

Creature Feature: Coral Crabs

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Three Tadpole Shrimps of different sizes facing one another

Creature Feature: Tadpole Shrimp

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A closeup view of the claws of a Zebra Mantis Shrimp

Creature Feature: Zebra Mantis Shrimp

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A colour peacock shrimp resting on the ocean floor

Creature Feature: Peacock Mantis Shrimp

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A giant marine slater looking face-on to the camera

Creature Feature: Giant Marine Slater

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A large crab with very long stalked eyes

Creature Feature: long-eyed swimmer crab

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Image copyright of WA Museum

Creature Feature - The Striated Hermit Crab

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Image copyright of WA Museum

Creature Feature: The Japanese Shame-Faced Crab

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Darwin’s Opera House Barnacle - species of the month

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