|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Steve Trewhella - Pisidia longicornis. Image width ca 3 cm.
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Pisidia longicornis is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Dr Keith Hiscock||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||Present all around Britain and Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Present under boulders in the intertidal and common in the circalittoral especially in bryozoan turf.|
|Description||A small crab less than 10 mm across the carapace. It is reddish-orange in colour, frequently with patches of pearly white on the carapace or sometimes all of the carapace is white. Long claws and with only three pairs of walking legs apparent and a tiny fifth pair of appendages often concealed.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Dr Keith Hiscock 2008. Pisidia longicornis. Long clawed porcelain crab. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/06/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=4134>