Sally Lightfoot crabs are all over the Galapagos islands. These amazingly beautiful creatures play an important role in keeping the Galapagos clean as they eat pretty much anything that dies and washes ashore. They also feed on algae.
These crabs have five pair of legs and get their name from the fact that they are extremely agile and can scamper all over the rocks and scale high cliffs in search of food. Mostly they live at the surf line among the volcanic rocks that make up so much of the shoreline in the Galapagos.
These bright red or orange crabs are stunningly beautiful against the black lava rocks. Kongo met several of these creatures last week during his visit to the Galapagos and never failed to be amazed by their beauty.
See more Galapagos animals from last week here:
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