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Southern(Globose) Kelp Crab

Taliepus nuttallii

Description:

Large red crab about the size of a full hand hanging around in the sea grass

Habitat:

Spotted at La Jolla Shores in the tide pools just before high tide.

Notes:

Last two pictures show more of it's body structure, but all I could really see was the back end and legs. My mom used her camera to take these shots for me. I crouched over the water for a very long time trying to move the grass enough to see the crustacean, so I'm proud to say here's our results.

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9 Comments

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 10 years ago

Thanks Cindy, some day I'll get most of my photos onto your mission! It just takes so much time. :)

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Hi Coral, I hope you'll add this beautiful crab to the Southern California Wildlife mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7964...

KatCuff
KatCuff 10 years ago

Looks like hide & seek is the name of the game he likes to play.

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 10 years ago

Thank you Crysta. :)

Crysta Perak
Crysta Perak 10 years ago

Wow this is always amazing to see.. :)

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 11 years ago

Thanks everyone! :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Wow... Red Hot....

textless
textless 11 years ago

Gorgeous photos!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Moved to the arthropod group :-)

CoralAvery
Spotted by
CoralAvery

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 22, 2011
Submitted on Nov 24, 2011

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