Four new species of purple crab have been discovered in Palawan.
The scientific names are: Insulamon magnum, Insulamon porculum, Insulamon palawense and Insulamon johannchristiani.
Four new species of freshwater crab, bright purple in color, have been discovered in the biologically diverse Philippines, according to a scientific paper. The tiny crustaceans were found in streams in remote areas of the Palawan island group, according to a team led by Hendrik Freitag, of Germanyâ€™s Senckenberg Museum of Zoology. â€œThey are semi-aquatic and hide in burrows at the stream bank, which are usually found under boulders and roots,â€ said his paper published in the latest edition of the National University of Singaporeâ€™s Raffles Bulletin of Zoology.