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Carcinus maenas | by South Devon Pixie
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Carcinus maenas

Common Shore Crab. The carapace, which covers the body is textured and has a variety of colours and patterns. It partly depends where the animal is living as the colour can reflect the habitat. Those living amongst sand can be very pale. It may be up to 18-20 cm across.

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Taken on August 8, 2012