E-Fauna Photo Gallery

Romaleon antennarius  (Spot-Bellied Rock Crab)

Photo of Romaleon antennarius by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2110)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Ucluelet, BC Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Under rocks
Photo Date Upload Date October 19, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2110
Notes Cancer antennarius is a southern species that seems to (at least when I was sampling Washington and BC in the 1980's) periodically occur in more northern regions. When observing this species over several years at Neah Bay, Washington and Ucluelet BC I saw that the size classes were very narrow, meaning all individuals would be around the same size, or two sizes with a big difference between and no overlap. This raises the possibility that what is seen north of Oregon is actually a periodic recru

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