Aquatic Invertebrates - invasive

European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) on Feb 16, 2020

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Description of specimen

Greenish shell 3 "" orange joints. Orange on parts of underside .one claw was larger than the other and good size compared to the crab itself .spikes on the front of its shell .sharp pointed skinny legs .can use its back legs to flip itself upright .very hardy lived out of water for much longer than any crab I have encountered ..absolutely not a kelp crab or any native crab found in the north west .I caught many of them my last two trips here.

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