Crab and eggs by Pasquale Vassallo (5 images)

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Stuck for choice, a sneaky crab uses the distraction caused by a photographer to pillage a hoard of over a 1000 fish eggs.

The eggs pictured are not that of the crab, but that of the male Salaria Pavo fish which was more intrigued by the human taking photos than protecting his eggs from the 8 legged side walker.

The shimmering jewel like spheres that look like mystical sea gems are in fact fish eggs, which the Carcinus aestuarii otherwise know as the common crab...
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