1 March 2010
A rarely discovered Snapping Prawn, Alpheus macrocheles, was photographed at Kimmeridge Bay, Purbeck VMNR, Dorset. This crustacean appears a regular resident in the bay as thirty pairs were discovered a few weeks previously.
The small crustacean on the right was discovered on the shore at Eastbourne, Sussex.
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This small crustacean was observed at Le Hocq, Jersey on 23 July 2005.
Report & Photograph by Richard Lord (Guernsey)
Infraorder: Thalassinidea (Decapoda, Pleocyemata)
Photograph © Richard Lord (Guernsey)
Axius Leach, 1815
Axius stirhynchus Leach, 1815
Calocaris Bell, 1846
Calocaris macandreae Bell, 1846
Jaxea Nardo, 1847
Jaxea nocturna Nardo, 1847
Callianassa Leach, 1814
Callianassa subterranea (Montagu, 1808)
Callianassa tyrrhena (Petagna, 1792) Roscoff (Bourdon, 1965).
Upogebia Leach, 1814
Upogebia deltaura (Leach, 1815)
Upogebia pusilla (Petagna, 1792) Roscoff (Bourdon, 1980). Synonym: U. littoralis Risso.
Upogebia stellata (Montagu, 1808)