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Spider Crab

Observed: 27th March 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Spider Crab
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Description:

Annual emptying of Thanet's largest tidal pool (at low tide end would be 5m) Found in sublittoral, submerged probably all of the time here, when the sluice gates are shut. This was more luck than judgement as found in pic after taken, really small. Pic 2 above phymatolithon purpurea patch.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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dejayM's picture

Visiting...

You have two of these Graham - do you have any more thoughts?
I am here because I am researching my own post.
There are two which are specially hard to separate without close ups.
1 http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=crustacea&id...
2 http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=crustacea&id...
Which is why, I guess, there are no agreements here.

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this was so tiny....

....that knowing that we get this species and have never found any other species in this pool - I stuck to the tried and tested and wasn't brave enough to suggest another sp.