|Image: Steve Childs|
It's the Pink Squat Lobster! Also known as the Hairy Squat Lobster.
|Image: Matthias Liffers|
|Image: Tom Demeyer|
At least, they would catch the eye if they didn't spend so much time hiding among the crinkly recesses of barrel sponges in places like Indonesia and Australia.
Video: Eunjae Im
Now they can walk the caverns and crevices as they seek out the tasty crumbs that litter the sponge's porous surface.
Like other Squat Lobsters, the Pink variety bears two pincers and walks around on three pairs of legs. Most Squat Lobsters keep their fourth pair hidden away most of the time, but the Pink Squat Lobster's rear legs seem to get a lot more use than normal. They're constantly at work grooming those long, fuzzy hairs, clearing out the fluff and debris.
It takes a lot of effort for a hairy, pink fairy to look this good!