Story: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Phyllosoma larvae

Phyllosoma larvae

Crayfish larvae are transparent leaf-like creatures known as phyllosomas. They remain in this form for one to two years, floating about in ocean waters far from the coast.

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Crayfish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8236/phyllosoma-larvae (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, published 12 Jun 2006