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NZ common rock crab

Hemigrapsus sexdentatus

Description:

A red Hemigrapsus sexdentatus (formerly known as Hemigrapsus Edwardsii), in a shallow rockpool...He was soft and pliable on top due to a new exoskeleton, I noticed nearby there was a broken piece of his old one, so I photographed it as well (3rd pic)

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Oct 6, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

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