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


 
 
 

 

British Marine Life Study Society
Crab Database
Common Name(s):
 Circular Crab, Round Crab
Scientific Name:
 Atelecyclus rotundataus
Family:
 Atelecyclidae
Usual Size:
 carapace to 40 mm long

Photograph by Andy Horton


Identification:

Similar species: 

Atelecyclus undecimdentatus

Discussion on the above species (Link broken)

Breeding: 

Habitat:
Young specimens are caught in shrimp-nets off Sussex. 
Stranded specimens from Torbay.

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


All messages will receive a reply. 
 
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Information supplied by Andy Horton (British Marine Life Study Society
 


 
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