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Porcelain crab in rockpool

Observed: 22nd August 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Broad-clawed porcelain crab (Porcellana platycheles)  among encrusting red algae (Lithothamnion sp.) in a rockpool, near Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, August.
Description:

Found masses of these tiny 15mm hairy crabs with flattened claws in Cornish rockpools hiding under boulders - usually looking browner than this with sediment trapped in their hairs, but more colourful in some pools.

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