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Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) (Shore Crab, Green Shore Crab)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) The Shore Crab is very variable in colour, usually green or red, but small individuals often have symmetrical white, black or red markings. It is very common on the shore and down to about 5m.

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos Date Vice-county Country
Carcinus maenas Female (live) 10 10 1 Jul 2008 North-east Yorks England
Carcinus maenas Female (live) 6 6 19 Mar 2011 Dorset England
Carcinus maenas Female (live) 4 4 17 Mar 2011 Dorset England
Carcinus maenas Dead animal 3 3 25 Apr 2008 Dorset England
Carcinus maenas 2 2 30 Jun 1968 East Sussex England

Suggested Literature

Carcinus maenas may be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.)
(crabs, shrimps, lobsters etc.)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 4 feeding and other relationships of Carcinus maenas (Shore Crab, Green Shore Crab)

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