Carol's Cornwall
A Photographic  Library dedicated to
the Wildlife and Landscape of Cornwall

On the Beach (Crabs and Lobsters)

Bristly Crabs
Bristly crab (Pilumnus hirtellus)     female with eggs

Edible Crabs
Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) -1     

Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) -2     underside

Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) - softback     

Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) - dead strandline top

Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) - dead strandline underside

Furrow Crabs
Risso's crab (Xantho pilipes) -1     face-view     with eggs

Risso's crab (Xantho pilipes) -2

Hermit Crabs
Hermit Crab (1)

Hermit Crab (2)   

Hermit Crab in Necklace Shell

Masked Crabs
Masked Crab (Corystes cassivelaunus) - strandline     close-up     claw

Pea Crabs
Pea Crab (Pinnotheres sp.)

Porcelain Crabs
Broad-clawed Porcelain Crab (Porcellana platycheles)     rear

Long-clawed Porcelain Crab (Pisidia longicornis) -1

Long-clawed Porcelain Crab (Pisidia longicornis) -2

Shore Crabs
Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas) -1     underside     with eggs

Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas) -2     carapace (strandline)

Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas) - male abdomen     female abdomen     mouth

Spider Crabs
Common Spider Crab (Maja brachydactyla) - NMA*     dead animal     underside

Leach's Spider Crab (Inachus phalangium) ?     face-view     abdomen

Scorpion Spider Crab (Inachus dorsettensis)

Short-legged Spider Crab (Eurynome aspera)

Swimming Crabs
Velvet Swimming Crab (Necora puber)     face-view     with eggs     claw - strandline

Toothed Crabs
Toothed Crab (Pirimela denticulata)     close-up

Crayfish (Palinurus elephas) - NMA*


European Lobster
European Lobster (Homarus gammarus) - NMA*

Squat Lobsters
Squat Lobster (Galathea squamifera)     juvenile close-up

All images were taken in rockpools or on beaches around Cornwall except those marked NMA*, which were taken at the National Marine Aquarium.


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