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Hapalogaster mertensii   (Hairy Crab)

Photo of Hapalogaster mertensii  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2084)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sitka Sound, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Low intertidal and subtidal boulders
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2084
Notes Much more common in BC than is its congener H. grebnitzkii, Hapalogaster mertensii differs in having a row of hairs on the middle portion of the dorsal surface of the right claw (when viewed from the front, see photo). This species is also more likely to be encountered in the low intertidal where it prefers rocky areas with little underlying sediment (rockpiles, breakwaters, etc).

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