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Green Crab ♂

Carcinus maenas

Description:

I found it all curled up like this, so I thought it might be dead. However, after nudging it, it moved a bit. I think maybe a seagull or something else might have scared it. I put it closer to the water and it seemed to move a little more

Habitat:

Low tide at a muddy/sandy beach

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Green Crab
Carcinus maenas


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1 Comment

Mary Alliston Butt
Mary Alliston Butt 5 years ago

Looking at your third picture of its abdomen, this is a male green crab, due to the triangular shape (females are more rounded to allow them to hold their eggs).

Machi
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Machi

Maine, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2016
Submitted on May 19, 2016

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