The crabs’ purple hue likely evolved thanks to female preference.
Four new species of freshwater crab, bright purple in color, have been discovered in the biologically diverse but ecologically-threatened Philippines, the man who found them said Saturday.
The tiny crustaceans burrow under boulders and roots in streams, feeding on dead plants, fruits, carrion and small animals in the water at night, said Hendrik Freitag of Germany’s Senckenberg Museum of Zoology.
Jeremy Lin drives to the hoop against JaVale McGee during the Knicks-Wizards game earlier this week. Lin has led the Knicks to three straight victories. Can they keep it up on Friday against the Lakers? (Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)