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Green Crab ♂

Carcinus maenas


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


Low tide at a muddy/sandy beach

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Green Crab
Carcinus maenas

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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).

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Maine, USA

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


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