Recording Marine Life


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Records of Sacculina carcini

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 18/04/2011 Fenit, Ireland
Sandy shore close to fenit (Co Kerry, Ireland) at a very low tide.
Sacculina carcini found on the abdomen of a specimen of Xantho pilipes. The crab was caught and died subsequently in a tank about two weeks later. A video of the crab with the parasite attached can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFaqeTauVhA Holger Lorenz