Wrinkled swimming crab (Liocarcinus corrugatus)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandLiocarcinus corrugatus is a southern species that is found on south and west coasts of England and Ireland and in west Scotland. It is also common in Orkney.
Global distributionRecorded south from the British Isles to the Mediterranean.
HabitatFound on coarse sand and gravel down to 100 m.
- The transverse ridges of the carapace bear fringes of small bristles.
- Anterolateral teeth on the carapace are all approximately of equal size.
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Last Updated: 17/11/2005