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Purple shore crab

Hemigrapsus nudus

Description:

Small shore crab with purple and cream markings. Purple spots on the claws.

Habitat:

Spotted at Fort Worden State Park.


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5 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a week ago

Great colors Brian. Thanks for sharing.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 weeks ago

It really took me a while to " see" it...your description of purple claws helped!

Brian38
Brian38 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind comments Neil and Saturniidae27. It's amazing what molted colors and markings can do for camoflauging.

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 3 weeks ago

Nice colors there Brian. When I first took a glimpse of this spotting, I couldn't see the crab :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

So colourful. Beautiful spotting, Brian.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Lat: 48.14, Long: -122.77

Spotted on Mar 15, 2020
Submitted on Mar 17, 2020

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