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Unknown spotting

Description:

Found several of these dead on the beach in Crescent City. One had funky orange stuff in his shell but most were barely the outer shell broken among the surf.




1 species ID suggestions

larkinpb
larkinpb 2 years ago
mole crab
Emerita (genus) Emerita (genus)

6 Comments

larkinpb
larkinpb 2 years ago

its a mole crab and i think orange stuff is an egg mass

djorigami04
djorigami04 2 years ago

Sand Flea

Cammie C. Myers
Cammie C. Myers 2 years ago

These are so neat!! My dad called them "mud buddies". When I was a kid I remember sitting at the edge of the water & digging after them every time the water would roll back out. (This was on the east coast though.) Sorry you only saw deceased ones.

Machi
Machi 2 years ago

Mole crab. Pacific Mole Crab I think http://bugguide.net/node/view/603684

CorduneanuVlad
CorduneanuVlad 2 years ago

Looks like a Sand Flea, but there are different types. I don't know the family that this one belongs to.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

The yellow stuff is egg mass.

California, USA

Lat: 41.74, Long: -124.18

Spotted on Jun 14, 2016
Submitted on Jun 16, 2016

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