Coral reef crab named after Harry Potter characters

16 years after its discovery, the crustacean is labeled a new species

Harryplax severus

ACCIO CRAB!  A newly identified crab species from Guam (Harryplax severus) is named after Harry Potter, the main character in J.K. Rowling’s popular books, and Harry Conley, who discovered the crab and had a knack for finding rare sea creatures, as if by magic.

Jose C. E. Mendoza (CC BY 4.0)

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