Claws of a natural unequal size.
This small crab is the
same colour is the Edible Crab but if you look closely, you can quickly
tell the crabs apart because the Hairy Crab has hairs all over its legs
and shell. Also, its two claws are always different sizes.
The Hairy Crab can be found
under rocks and hiding in holes on many rocky shores
In berry at Worthing
in April 2000.
Information wanted: Please send any records of this crab, with
location, date, who discovered it, how it was identified, prevalence, common
name and any other details to
Shorewatch Project EMail Glaucus@hotmail.com.
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