Angular crab (Goneplax rhomboides)
|Researched by||Marie Skewes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Goneplax angulata (Linnaeus, 1758)|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound on all British coasts.
Global distributionRanges south from the British Isles into the Mediterranean and to west Africa.
HabitatThe angular crab builds complex, branching burrows in mud and sandy mud and can be found from the shallow sublittoral to about 100 m.
- Carapace strongly convex longitudinally.
- Pincers are narrow and coarsely toothed.
- Margins of the propodus and dactylus are covered with bristles.
- The dactylus is usually dark-coloured along its inside edge.
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Last Updated: 08/05/2008