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Leptograpsus variegatus

Purple Rock Crab at Pambula Beach, NSW

Leptograpsus variegatus at Pambula Beach, NSW - 7 Feb 2019
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Identification history

Leptograpsus variegatus 17 Feb 2019 Jennyncmg
Leptograpsus variegatus 16 Feb 2019 JulesPhotographer

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User's notes

Alas, this poor critter was dead when found. There were a few scuttling for cover that I was unable to get a photo of in the rock pools surrounding it.


Jennyncmg wrote:
   17 Feb 2019
Judging by the empty eyes this was just the moulted shell so the crab could well be still alive and scuttling.
   18 Feb 2019
Oh, that is good news jennyncmg! Thank you.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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