New species of crayfishadmin
A new species of freshwater crayfish with a violet shell and blue claws has been found in Indonesia. Christian Lukhaup of Hinterweidenhat, an independent researcher, saw a photo of this fish taken by a friend. He then started seeing them in pet stores, but the dealers didn’t know what they were. “It is like an investigation in a crime case,” Lukhaup tells New Scientist .
“This is the only way to find out more.” He found out that the animal comes from the clear waters of Hoa Creek near the village Teminabuan in the southern central section of the Kepala Burung Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia.