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Green Crab - Carcinus maenas Shell somewhat broader than long with 5 marginal and 3 frontal teeth. The last pair of legs are flattened, but not paddle-shaped. The carapace grows up to 90 mm wide. <br />
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Carcinus maenas is a widespread invasive species and is listed among the 100 &quot;world&#039;s worst alien invasive species&quot;. Although invasive, they are the most common crab along the New England shore.<br />
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Habitat: Tide pool in the intertidal zone Carcinus maenas,Common littoral crab,Geotagged,Spring,United States,crab,green crab Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Green Crab - Carcinus maenas

Shell somewhat broader than long with 5 marginal and 3 frontal teeth. The last pair of legs are flattened, but not paddle-shaped. The carapace grows up to 90 mm wide.

Carcinus maenas is a widespread invasive species and is listed among the 100 "world's worst alien invasive species". Although invasive, they are the most common crab along the New England shore.

Habitat: Tide pool in the intertidal zone

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''Carcinus maenas'' is a common littoral crab, and an important invasive species, listed among the 100 "world's worst alien invasive species". It is native to the north-east Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea, but has colonised similar habitats in Australia, South Africa, South America and both Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America. It grows to a carapace width of 90 millimetres , and feeds on a variety of molluscs, worms and small crustaceans, potentially impacting a number of fisheries. Its.. more

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jun 20, 2019. Captured Jun 16, 2019 17:10 in 6 Parker Head Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm