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Broad clawed Porcelain Crab

Observed: 22nd May 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Description:

What an amazingly cumbersome and slow crab. Fanatical about hanging on and fiercly resistant to handling. Ever present here at the lower shoreline under stones. Lovely camouflage.
Picture three shows that many here have a very enlarged left claw, though this one may be the result of a physical incident.

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Comments

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P. platycheles

The chelipeds (legs with claws) are flat (platy) massive and unequal in this species. I think that photo 3 has lost one cheliped and maybe some walking legs too.

Jo