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1 Species ID Suggestions

Marbled rock crab
Pachygrapsus marmoratus Pachygrapsus marmoratus

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injica 7 years ago

Yes, this looks more like it!

injica 7 years ago

there are several others even some 'imported' from Asia..... don't know, will search around

I also found this, wich contains lots of different color shadings of the species:

Wiki indicates that "P. marmoratus has a square carapace 22–36 millimetres (0.87–1.4 in) long, which is dark violet brown with marbling in yellow"
But there are several other (I think) Pachygrapsus species in the Mediterranean...

injica 7 years ago

Hm I'm not sure is this one, I have seen too many Pachygrapsus marmoratus in my life and none was violet and so dark apart from this one, and this one is quite big too, medium size!

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