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Unknown spotting


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


larkinpb 2 years ago

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

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 2 years ago

Mole crab. Pacific Mole Crab I think

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 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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