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Andy Horton spends a year examining the biology and behaviour of the rock pool fish and other marine life.
 


 
 
 

 

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Crab (Anomuran) DataBase

   Long-clawed Porcelain Crab
 
 
Common Name(s):
 Long-clawed Porcelain Crab                                                                                        
Scientific Name:
  Pisidia longicornis
Family:

Usual Size:
 It will fit under a 5 pence coin


 

Identification:
Usually brown, although white specimens occur frequently.
This is an even smaller animal that will fit under a 5 pence coin. It clings to the underside of rocks with two long claws and six visible legs.
 
Long-clawed Porcelain Crab (Photograph by Andy Horton)

Notice the number of legs and claws. If you look carefully you may be able to spot the dimunitive rear pair of legs (or the left-sided one). Click on the image for a larger photograph


Breeding: 
 

Habitat:
 

Information wanted: Please send any records of this invertebrate, with location, date, who discovered it, how it was identified, prevalence, common name and any other details to Shorewatch Project EMail Glaucus@hotmail.com. 
 

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FIVE KINGDOMS TAXONOMIC INDEX TO BRITISH MARINE WILDLIFE
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