Image Sue Daly - Necora puber. Image width ca 15 cm.
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Necora puber 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|
|Recent synonyms||Liocarcinus puber, Portunus puber|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||All British and Irish coasts.|
|Habitat information||Found on stony and rock substrata intertidally and in shallow water, most abundant on moderately sheltered shores.|
|Description||A fast moving swimming crab, blue in colour but obscured by a brown pubescence with red prominences. The dorsal surface has a finely velvety texture and the eyes are red. It grows to about 8 cm.|
|Additional information||Also known as the devil crab and velvet swimming crab.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Emily Wilson 2008. Necora puber. Velvet swimming 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=3858>