Crab profile: Seaweed crab
By: Suzanne S. Garner
Crab Profile: Seaweed Crab The seaweed crab is an interesting and unique looking little creature which lives in the coastal waters of south eastern Australia. They can be found in shallow water and sheltered areas on rocky shorelines from central New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania...
Crab profile: Miner hermit crab
By: Suzanne S. Garner
Miner hermit crab (Cancellus typus) are unusual crabs because they do not have a hardened carapace, nor do they find abandoned mollusk or snail shells to claim as their own. These crabs make their home in hollowed out rocks which is why they are sometimes...
Crab profile: Rough shore crab
By: Suzanne S. Garner
Rough shore crabs (Cyclograpsus granulosus) are fast moving crabs that are very active day or night and do not like to be disturbed. They are found in limited areas on the southern shoreline of Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Description and features Rough shore crabs have...
By: Andy Orrell
Rainbow Crabs are extremely bright and colorful animals that many people see as making ideal pets. The crabs usually have a bright blue/violet carapace and red/orange legs. The animals are brightest in their youth as you tend to find that the colors can start to...
By: Amelia Emery
The moon crab is a beautiful species of crab known for its bright and bold coloration. More commonly known as the Halloween crab or Halloween moon crab, these crabs exhibit a dark inky black carapace, bright orange to red legs, and purple claws. Known scientifically...
By: R. Renee Bembry
Thinking about a giant land crab may bring to mind a delicious meal of crustacean meat to eat for seafood lovers. This is because giant land crab carapaces can measure in at six inches from the top portion to the bottom area. The carapace is...
By: Barbara Zarrella
The Patriot Crab is just that with it’s brilliant colors. It is known by many names, some of which are listed below. The carapace is dark blueish to purple in color. It's legs are a reddish to orange and the white claws complete the...
By: Gulrukh Tausif
With serious money involved in trafficking of rare and exotic wildlife creatures, it is no wonder that in recent times, the world’s rarest tortoises have been found stuffed in suitcases, discovered in hotel rooms and found hidden in the pockets and underwear of air...
By: Nancy Hayden
Hundreds of millions of years ago life climbed out of the oceans and started the process of evolution that created the world as we know it. About 50 million years ago the cetaceans returned to the oceans never to walk on the land again. Descending...
By: Nancy Hayden
Part of a small family in the order cetacea known as phocoenidae, porpoises are small cousins of whales and dolphins. Only six species of porpoise exist in the world's oceans, all of which resemble miniature whales or beakless dolphins. Found mainly in the seas of...

 

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