Marbled swimming crab (Liocarcinus marmoreus)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded from various locations around Britain and Ireland.
HabitatFound on fine sands and gravel on the lower shore and sublittoral.
- Front with three similar teeth, the middle often the shortest.
- Cheliped carpus has no tooth on outer edge.
- Frontal margin with three similar-sized lobes.
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Hayward, P., Nelson-Smith, T. & Shields, C. 1996. Collins pocket guide. Sea shore of Britain and northern Europe. London: HarperCollins.
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (ed.) 1995b. Handbook of the marine fauna of North-West Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee), 1999. Marine Environment Resource Mapping And Information Database (MERMAID): Marine Nature Conservation Review Survey Database. [on-line] http://www.jncc.gov.uk/mermaid
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Last Updated: 17/04/2008