2nd pic added following discussion below, hope its ok. My camera was taking peculiar photos with lines across the image at the time.
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That is an amazing collection. How many species were there?
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Agreed...a fantastic collection of specimens. Why does no link come up to the NBN or EOL, Jonathan, for these crabs?
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I really dont know Ophrys, I got the name from Andy Horton of Glaucus.com some time ago, I found another name for it since I made this above post- Vernal crab?
Hope I havent got things mixed up here, dont think I have though.......need to do a bit of checking!
Serious question marks over the scientific name I have offered above at this stage Ophrys, hope to clarify things soon.
Don't worry for my sake! I was not doubting you, just wondered why iSpot seemed to work differently for all the crabs you had posted, not having the links to the NBN.
I'd just like to get top the bottom of this, the scientific name above was sourced from the link Ive posted on a crab called the Vernal crab, but my key to British inshore crabs doesnt contain the species, it does however have a crab like this one called Liocarcinus depurator which is very like it and I'm presently trying to establish a correct ID.
Good question. I don't know. The names are in the species dictionary, so that is not the problem. We will look into it.
I have a list of what I took home in an old email from the time, I think I ended up IDing roughly 20 crustaceans.
I got a few rare things like a shore clingfish (lepadogastor lepadogastor-think thats right) and a sea hare. It was very interesting rummaging through the depositon on the beaches because it was full of dead animals. Also some live stuff which I returned to thwe water.
I will add in a photo of various crustaceans I assembled, its not all the species I found but a lot of them.
Edit- Marlin have my clingfish under 'Two spotted clingfish' Diplecogaster bimaculata, the other species I mentioned above was a possible candidate suggested by others prior to Marlin IDing it, thats the name which stuck in my head.
I've just come to this.
Looking at the comments, in the light of my experience, I would say this post used to be a Global one - missing NBN and perhaps EoL, according to Ian. What has happened in some cases is that this error has been put right by Admin - hence a complete first ID now.
The NBN link in the first ID is quite interesting and one has to look at GBIF to see why there are no UK records http://www.gbif.org/species/4307266.
And then the name - both L.vernalis and L.duporator are listed in iSpot Drop-down (for ID). They are, of course, different species - one common in the UK, the other apparently absent (despite >>This<<).
I am not entirely certain why this has lain undisturbed for so long Cathal but I have agreed to L.duporator because it is the most likely and has the best Photo-fit http://eol.org/data_objects/5970752
If you want to come back to it, I am quite happy help clarify its Identity.
It is not impossible that you have recorded the first Liocarcinus vernalis in iSpot.
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