Lybia edmondsoni


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Lybia edmondsoni is a species of small crab in the family Xanthidae and is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Like other members of the genus Lybia, it is commonly known as the pom-pom crab or boxer crab because of its habit of carrying asea anemone around in each of its claws, these resembling pom-poms or boxing gloves. Its Hawaiian name is kÅ«mimi pua, meaning “inedible flower crab”. In ancient times, this animal was used by men claiming to be sorcerers. source

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