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Southern(Globose) Kelp Crab

Taliepus nuttallii


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


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


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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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 10 years ago

Hi Coral, I hope you'll add this beautiful crab to the Southern California Wildlife mission:

KatCuff 10 years ago

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

CoralAvery 10 years ago

Thank you Crysta. :)

Crysta Perak
Crysta Perak 10 years ago

Wow this is always amazing to see.. :)

CoralAvery 11 years ago

Thanks everyone! :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Wow... Red Hot....

textless 11 years ago

Gorgeous photos!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Moved to the arthropod group :-)

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San Diego, California, USA

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

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