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Crab

Description:

Purple at the end of its legs, especially its claws; has spiny hairs on its legs.

Habitat:

Intertidal zone

Notes:

If you look closely, you can see this one bubbling at the mouth--a defensive tactic.

1 Species ID Suggestions

BlueFerns
BlueFerns 10 years ago
Purple Shore Crab
Hemigrapsus nudus


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2 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Moved to Arthropods

BlueFerns
BlueFerns 10 years ago

Ive actually read that the foaming technique is a way to reduce body temperatures on warm days when they are basking in the sun. I see this quite often in undisturbed shore crabs on the monterey peninsula

Latimeria
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Latimeria

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 8, 2011
Submitted on Feb 26, 2011

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