Tanner crab

Latin: Macropodia rostrata
The shell is up to 22 mm long and 15 mm wide.
Most often on seaweed and kelp, from the shore down to 20 meters.
From the south coast of Africa to Vesterålen in Northern Norway. Also in the Mediterranean.
Omnivore, eats carrion and algae.
Facts about punchbone crab

Algae very often grow on the legs of this species. The algae act as camouflage and emergency food pack.

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