Wednesday, February 24, 2010

lined shore crab ~ 02/24/10 ~ Coast Guard Pier

lined shore crab
Pachygrapsus crassipes

I always wondered what these crabs were. They're fun to watch as they froth foam from their mouths with the bigger pincher. It really has helped me to look these things up. I believe that's a common sea star (Asterias forbesi) in the lower left of the second pic.

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