|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Keith Hiscock - Dorsal view of male and female. Image width ca 25 cm.
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Liocarcinus depurator is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Jacqueline Hill||Refereed by:||This information is not refereed.|
|Phylum||Arthropoda||Arthropods, joint-legged animals, e.g. insects, crustaceans & spiders|
|Class||Malacostraca||Crabs, lobsters, sand hoppers and sea slaters|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||All British and Irish coasts.|
|Habitat information||Found on the lower shore and sublittoral on fine, muddy sand and gravel.|
|Description||The carapace of Liocarcinus depurator is wider than long, about 51 mm wide and 40 mm long. The species is immediately recognised by the violet-tinted paddle of the fifth leg in larger crabs. The rest of the body is pale reddish-brown with transverse rows of hairs on the carapace, most conspicuous towards the rear.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Jacqueline Hill 2008. Liocarcinus depurator. Harbour crab. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 25/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3697>