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Calico Crab Exoskeleton


Brightly colored two- to four-inch scavenging crab, with red patches on a gray to pale yellow carapace.This coloring enables it to bury itself in sandy areas of shallow waters, and blend into the substrate to hide.


Sandy or muddy bottoms, often in shallow waters.


Also known as Shamefaced and Leopard crab. I found this exoskeleton lying in the sand at the beach and thought it was beautiful!

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Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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