Name and Size?
My Creature's scientific name is Hex Chloro and when translated means Six Green, which signifies my creatures six claws and green color. My creatures common name is the Jelly Crab. It has this name because it is a crab that's claws have the same purpose as do jellyfish's tentacles and the crab has many characteristics similar to a Jelly Fish. This Jelly Crab has the same sizes as a blue crab, ranging from 4 to 9 inches. Most are small.
where does it live?
The Jelly Crab lives in the ocean. It lives within 4 zones. One being the Benthic Zone, which is the entire ocean floor, and since my crature lives on the floor it is apart of this zone. The second is the Neritic Zone, which is the area over the continental shelf and is where there is plenty of sunlight and nutrients coming from upwelling and runoff. . Third is the Euphotic zone, which has a lot of sunlight, oxygen, and low pressure. Lastly is the Epipelagic Zone, which has the same characteristics as the Euphotic Zone. The Jelly Crab lives in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Traits and Adaptations and feeding?
My creature is a crab that has stinging claws and a layer on top of its shell has the same look as a jelly fish's umbrella-shaped bell. The males have larger claws than the females. The creature uses his stinging claws only when it wants to. The Jelly Crab has six legs so it is able to walk and eat at the same time. The Jelly Crab gets its bright green color from living in the coral reef. By living in the coral reef the Jelly Crab always has a plentiful amount of food. It is important for the Jelly Crab to be in his habitat because the Jelly Crab need lots of oxygen, sunlight, and warm water temperatures to be able to live, and it also is unable to survive in high pressure. This creature is a carnivore. It feeds on plankton, crustaceans, fish eggs, etc., like a Jelly fish. Jelly Crab's hunt passively using their claws to dig into the sand and once they have a meal they use their claw to put it in their mouth. Their main source of eating is by using their claws to pick up their food. The Jelly Crab has two movement detectors above each eye that allow them to know when an animal is moving towards them or away from them if they are unable to see it. This also helps the Jelly Crab get a good meal. The Jelly Crab also has gills on each side of it's body.