Cancer pagarus, Souter

Cancer pagarus, Souter

Observation - Cancer pagarus, Souter - UK and Ireland. Description: Juvenile crab observed under stone within rock pool areas at low tide. Approx 50mm length. Note oval shaped, reddish coloured carapace with ‘pie- crust’ edge at front and black claws. Surprised to see how this individual ‘played dead’ when initially handl

Juvenile crab observed under stone within rock pool areas at low tide. Approx 50mm length. Note oval shaped, reddish coloured carapace with ‘pie- crust’ edge at front and black claws. Surprised to see how this individual ‘played dead’ when initially handled; disappeared quickly beneath seaweed fronds. We are trying to build a species list at this particular locality as it has quickly become a favourite place.