Masked Crab
Masked Crab

"Corystes Cassivelaunus"
Usually buried in sand , with the tips of it's exceptionally long hairy antennae above the surface.
Water is drawn to it's gills , down a tube formed by the hairs on the antennae.
4cm long Carapace .
The front legs are twice as long as the body in the male crabs.
The markings and indentations on the back sometimes resemble a face , hence it's name - Masked Crab.

Ref: 9854

Date: 26/03/2012

Location: Monkstone Beach

Masked Crab

"Corystes Cassivelaunus"
Usually buried in sand , with the tips of it's exceptionally long hairy antennae above the surface.
Water is drawn to it's gills , down a tube formed by the hairs on the antennae.
4cm long Carapace .
The front legs are twice as long as the body in the male crabs.
The markings and indentations on the back sometimes resemble a face , hence it's name - Masked Crab.

Ref: 9854

Date: 26/03/2012

Location: Monkstone Beach