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Apologies for the spelling error in the scientific name contained in the text of my ID above.
Your message from the other day vanished with some observations etc due to some kind of hiccup.
I only discovered there was such a thing as Galathea strigosa the evening I posted this, until that I thought they were all G. squamifera. I just thought this one showed the reddish colouration of G. strigosa and I thought I could see the beginings of the blue lines also so I decideed this was probably a juvenile strigosa, but it may be too young to be so sure about that as you say,
There's also pics of it in the French site Nature22 (but site hasn't been tested by McAfee),1 with "bande blanche mediodorsale"
Oops 5 galatheas & munida rugosa
Thanks Chris, I must take a look at this species, you could well have got an accurate ID here, another species I hadnt heard of.
Chris, I finally got a look at that marlin image. It looks very good for this little squat. I didnt know there were so many types, I was certain these were juveniles.
235 reads is quite a lot. Even so, it has no other Obs. so I tried to shift Likely.
Blue spots are very hard to see (but are there in the original) "...bears several "neon blue" spots on the front of the body that may serve in species recognition." Wiki and "...of six `neon' blue spots in the frontal region of the head..." MaRLIN
But I think it's the size, semi transparent legs, beige stripe and the ratio leg/body length that are the keys.
However this http://www.marlin.ac.uk/galleryimage.php?imageid=2711 clinches it (as Chris said)
A firm ID Chris. Makes me wonder about my http://www.ispotnature.org/node/331331
I just have noticed that there is only one other intermedia and that has no agreements (hardly surprising)
Shown as Munida rugosa in the Likely panel!
THREE MARINE PROJECTS
Lat/Lng: 55.081, -6.05
OS grid ref: NW416837
40 yards off shore in 20 foot of water.