Category: ‘Crustaceans’

  • Acorn Barnacle 7695109434 O

    Acorn Barnacle

    Balanus glandula
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    Description This very large unstalked, sessile barnacle is not easily confused with any other species Has a large aperture and lacks longitudinal striations on any of the large body plates Size Diameter to 4 inches Height to about 3 inches Range Southern Alaska to La …

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  • Gooseneck Barnacle 7695092912 O

    Gooseneck Barnacle

    Pollicipes polymerus
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    Description Goose barnacles (order Pedunculata), also called stalked barnacles or gooseneck barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean intertidal zone All goose barnacles have five plates Range Southern Alaska to at last Punta Abreojos, Baja …

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  • Mantis Shrimp 7688355020 O

    Mantis Shrimp

    Hemisquilla ensigera californiensis
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    Description Carapace very small and eyes large Legs, pleopods, and uropods bright blue Size to 12 inches in length Range Point Conception, California to the Gulf of California and Panama Habitat Sub-tidal to 300 feet on mud or sand or shell, where it digs burrows …

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  • Sheep Crab 7688516066 O

    Sheep Crab

    Loxorhynchus grandis
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    Description This very large spider crab has a distinctive, robust, oval carapace covered with spines and tubercles The males have much longer claws Size Carapace width to about 6  inches Range Point Reyes, California to Punta San Bartholeme, Baja California Habitat Likes rocky as well …

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  • Spiny Lobster 7681133220 O

    Spiny Lobster

    Panulirus interruptus
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    Description This distinctive, large crustacean has very long antennae covered with small sharp spines It lacks the large claws of the Atlantic lobster The front of the body, especially around the eyes, is covered with sharp spines Length to 3 feet, and 150 years old …

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  • 9 YellowCrab Andrew

    Yellow Crab

    Cancer anthonyi
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    Description Carapace smooth, hairless, and slightly domed Claws black-tipped, the black extending less than halfway up the top edge of the moveable finger Orange blotch on inside of claw. Range Humboldt Bay, California to Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Habitat Found on open sand bottoms in …

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