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The small cave-dwelling squat lobster Munidopsis polymorpha is endemic to Lanzarote. Recent research indicates that it is probably more widespread in the islands' underground cracks and fissures filled with seawater. Visitors to the island will easily see this species in the famous lava tunnel saltwater lake at "Jameos de Agua", one of the main tourist attractions on Lanzarote and definitely worth a vist.

Panasonic GF1 + Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH OIS (flashlight)

Source Munidopsis polymorpha, Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote
Author Frank Vassen from Brussels, Belgium
Camera location29° 09′ 22.62″ N, 13° 25′ 48.36″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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