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Green Crab

Carcinus maenas


Female crab carrying eggs.


Found under a boulder in a tidepool at the beach during low tide


I encouraged it to swim into a clear container and discovered it had eggs

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Green Crab
Carcinus maenas Carcinus maenas

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Machi 5 years ago

Thanks Christine. I have seen younger ones and I assumed they were all as green as those ones. Thanks for the ID!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

Nice find! I love the shot of the eggs! Looks like a Green Crab - Carcinus maenas. It has 5 teeth on each side of its carapace and 3 bumpy, rounded lobes between the eyes.

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2016
Submitted on May 17, 2016


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