Image Alan Ansell - Liocarcinus holsatus out of water. Image width ca 15 cm across.
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Liocarcinus holsatus is not listed under any importance categories.
|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 in rock pools, in the shallow sublittoral and offshore, on sand, gravel, mixed and hard substrata.|
|Description||Very similar to Liocarcinus depurator but lacking any ridges. The body is brownish-grey, tinged with green and grows up to 4 cm long. It is longer than it is wide, more or less smooth, without bristles. It has three blunt teeth between the eyes, the middle one sometimes shortest. It is host to the parasitic barnacle Sacculina carcini in some areas.|
|Additional information||No text entered|
This review can be cited as follows:
Emily Wilson 2005. Liocarcinus holsatus. Flying 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/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3698>