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Striped Shore Crab6 locationsSea Creature
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Jul 21 2012
Mission Beach
TypeSea Creature
FamilyGrapsidae - Shore Crabs
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Pachygrapsus crassipes

Common Names:Marsh Crab, Talon Crab, Shore Crab, Lined Shore Crab

Habitat:Found on rocky and hard-mud shores of the west coast of North to Central America and in the western Pacific in Korea and Japan. In North America, its range spans from Vancouver Island to Baja California, Mexico. They can also be found in estuaries, marshes, and in some cases pelagic among drifting seaweeds and flotsam.

Description:This crab will have a brown/purple or black carapace with green stripes. Its carapace is square and can reach 4 to 5 cm in size. The claws are red/purple with a mottled pattern on the upper surface, and white on the lower surface, while its legs are purple and green with a similar mottled appearance.


Edited 09/14/12 Source: Wikipedia
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