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Sqat lobster

Observed: 2nd June 2011 By: ericaslad

this is a Squat Lobster. Can grow up to 2 and a half inches in length. Greenish brown in colour with blue and deep red cross lines and red tipped spines. Generally broad and flattened in appearance. Front pincers are longer than carapace which is scattered in hairs. When disturbed the tail is flexed and they move backwards.
DISTRIBUTION Abundant throughout except North Eastern coasts of England and Scotland.
HABITAT Located under rocks and stones on lower shore.
BEST TIME TO SEE All year round

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