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Hemigrapsus oregonensis  (Green Shore Crab)

Photo of Hemigrapsus oregonensis by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2229)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sage Beach, Sitka Sound Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Upper intertidal rocks
Photo Date Upload Date October 25, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2229
Notes This abundant crab is most often mottled gray to green color. The sparse but distinct hairs on the legs are a definitive way to distinguish it from the purple shore crab, Hemigrapsus nudas. Photo taken with Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in shallow aquarium.

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