BIOTIC Species Information for Inachus dorsettensis
Researched byRose Edwards Data supplied byMarLIN
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General Biology
Growth formArticulate
Feeding methodOmnivore
Environmental positionEpibenthic
Typical food types HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityNone (< 10 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
HeightInsufficient information Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential1km-10km DependencyIndependent
General Biology Additional InformationInachus dorsettensis covers itself in tiny pieces of sponge and sea weed to provide camouflage. It is often found living in the tentacles of the snakelocks anemone (see Ingle, 1996 for further details). Max size post pubertal male and females were 35.5 mm and 29.5 mm off the Isle of Mann (Hartnoll et al., 1993).
Biology References Hartnoll et al., 1993,
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