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Green Crab

Carcinus maenas

Description:

A dark red/brown shell about an inch in diameter. Only one large claw.

Habitat:

Found with common spider crab on the wooden side of a marina boardwalk.

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7 Comments

SaraPaige626
SaraPaige626 8 years ago

Thank you!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Removed from 'Signs of wildlife' mission as this is actual wildlife.

SaraPaige626
SaraPaige626 8 years ago

Okay sorry! Thank you ForestDragon!

You're welcome, dear @SaraPaige626 :)

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Moved to Arthropods for you. :)

SaraPaige626
SaraPaige626 8 years ago

Thank you DespinaTsafetopoulou!

I would say, carcinus maenas, wich is an invasive species, but the pic is not very clear...Take a look at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11606523@N0...
and
http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet...

SaraPaige626
Spotted by
SaraPaige626

Fire Island, New York, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2013
Submitted on Dec 9, 2013

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