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Cryptolithodes sitchensis   (Turtle Crab)

Photo of Cryptolithodes sitchensis  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2223)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location John Brown's Beach, Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Lowest intertidal and subtidal
Photo Date Upload Date October 25, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2223
Notes An extremely variable species. Despite their often bright coloration, these crabs are practically invisible on the mottled substrate where they occur. Photo taken with Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in shallow aquarium.

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