Vernal Crab, Liocarcinus
vernalis, died on the day of the Vernal
Equinox after about a year in the aquarium. It was captured as a smaller
crab on 16 March 2007.
It went through two moults during the year. It fed mostly on frozen prawn,
but also on mussel flesh and probably ate some of the Hermit
Crabs, Diogenes pugilator.
Carapace length 35 mm, length 38 mm
Carapace length 44 mm, length 48 mm
size: Carapace length 45 mm, length 55 mm