Archive for 'Potomidae'

Potamon socotrensis

Socotra freshwater crab (Potamon socotrensis)

I found a surprising number of freshwater crabs at this permanent pool of water. Some were under water others were preparing for a day hidden from the sun under rocks or in cracks, like this one. Yet another example of the incredible diversity of life on Socotra, as this is not the only endemic species […]

Potamon socotrensis

Socotra freshwater crab (Potamon socotrensis)

I found a surprising number of freshwater crabs at this permanent pool of water. Some were under water, some were wandering out in the open, others were preparing for a day hidden from the sun under rocks or in cracks. Yet another example of the incredible diversity of life on Socotra, as this is not […]