Arch-fronted swimming crab (Liocarcinus navigator)
|Researched by||Marie Skewes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Liocarcinus arcuatus|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandLiocarcinus arcuatus is a southerly species found on south and west coasts of the British Isles, and at Flamborough Head.
HabitatFound on mixed sandy substrata from the shallow sublittoral to offshore (2-108 m).
- The 5 anterolateral teeth on the carapace are very unequal, with the 3rd and 5th being larger than the others.
- The dactyls of the 5th walking legs are sharply pointed and fringed with hairs on both sides.
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Last Updated: 17/11/2005