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CrabPlagusia chabrus (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 31 Dec 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 31 Dec 2018

Identification history

Crab Plagusia chabrus 31 Dec 2018 LizAllen
Unidentified 31 Dec 2018 libbyh

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Author's notes

some sort of Paragrapsus?

4 comments

LizAllen wrote:
   31 Dec 2018
Am comparing photos & feel pretty confident that it looks like my suggestion[Red Bait crab]although it doesn't look very red.
libbyh wrote:
   31 Dec 2018
must be a different colour morph. The shape is right, but I haven't seen this colour before.
Jennyncmg wrote:
   1 Jan 2019
I wonder if newly moulted one is less red??
libbyh wrote:
   1 Jan 2019
mmm, we will have to observe more of them....

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Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • less than 1m Depth of sighting
  • 31 Dec 2018 Recorded on
  • libbyh Recorded by

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