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Babycrab18

Observed: 30th July 2007 By: ChrisMcAChrisMcA is knowledgeable about InvertebratesChrisMcA’s earned reputation in InvertebratesChrisMcA’s earned reputation in InvertebratesChrisMcA’s earned reputation in InvertebratesChrisMcA’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

5 young shore crabs showing their cryptic coloration.
Question:-what do they have in common

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Shore crab (Carcinus maenas) interacts

Comments

nightfly's picture

Thats a really nice selection

Thats a really nice selection of juveniles Chris, great variation and colouing.

Cathal.

ChrisMcA's picture

Yes,I saw some more nice baby

Yes,I saw some more nice baby shore crabs on Ispot, with the same properties as these 5

JoC's picture

Question

You asked the question 'what do they have in common'. Apart from being the same species, I give up. What's your answer, Chris?

Jo

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They all have symmetric

They all have symmetric colourings. They seem i.m.o. to serve to disrupt their outline & match the colours of the particular envirnment they're in. (No idea how but they do have chromatophores, receptive to various colours).