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Small crab approx. 2-2 l/2". Gray in color with darker patterning on body. Claws are slightly blue in color.


Sand. I watched it emerge from a hole in the sand of the beach.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

You're welcome. Arthropods is a huge group containing insects, spiders, crustaceans, centipedes and many others!

ElaineWebb 9 years ago

I agree Ava T-B. I just moved it (and hope it wound up first!).

ElaineWebb 9 years ago

Thank you, Maria dB. This little critter was fascinating to watch as he popped in and out and checked out the world above the sand.

ElaineWebb 9 years ago

Thanks, S Frazier! I knew crustacean but didn't realize it's an Arthropod.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved this crab (a crustacean) to Arthropods :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Nice series!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

I think the last picture in this series is the most engaging. You can edit your spotting and click and drag it to #1 if you want to.

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