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What

European Green Crab Carcinus maenas

Observer

wamoz

Date

May 9, 2020 12:21 PM ACST

Description

One of 3 specimens found (and dispatched) today.
This and one other were partially buried (cryptic) in sand and small stones underneath larger rocks. They made no attempt to move when the rock was removed ... very different behaviour to the native rock crabs.

European Green Crab - Photo (c) Ondřej Radosta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Added on August 04, 2020.
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What

European Green Crab Carcinus maenas

Observer

marinejanine

Date

May 5, 2020 10:00 AM ACST
European Green Crab - Photo (c) Ondřej Radosta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Added on August 04, 2020.
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What

European Green Crab Carcinus maenas

Observer

wamoz

Date

July 17, 2020 10:24 AM ACST

Description

Appropriately dealt with!

European Green Crab - Photo (c) Ondřej Radosta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Added on August 04, 2020.
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Observer

covegirl

Date

July 15, 2020 11:53 AM ACST
Cyclograpsus - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Cyclograpsus, a member of Thoracotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Thoracotremata)
Added on July 21, 2020.
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Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 28, 2020 08:48 PM ACST

Description

Very small juvenile as handnet bycatch at Lady Bay Reef Watch site at low tide (depth about 30 -40 cm,mixed seagrasses and low canopy brown algae,low profile shore based platform reef comprising diverse geology including limestone ,granite, sandstone, mica,conglomerates,et al) . Imaged off site. Carapace width about 2.5 - 3 mm.

Hymenosomatidae - Photo (c) Kelvin Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Family Hymenosomatidae, a member of Heterotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Heterotremata)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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What

Three-pronged Spider Crab Halicarcinus ovatus

Observer

mtank

Date

May 24, 2020 10:45 AM ACST
Three-pronged Spider Crab - Photo (c) Janine Baker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Three-pronged Spider Crab (Halicarcinus ovatus)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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mtank

Date

June 6, 2020 10:28 AM ACST
Pilumnidae - Photo (c) Mark Rosenstein, all rights reserved
renecampbell's ID: Family Pilumnidae, a member of Heterotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Heterotremata)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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Observer

steve_reynolds

Date

June 9, 2020 02:03 PM ACST

Description

Found in oyster monitoring basket

Schizophrys - Photo (c) Bill & Mark Bell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Schizophrys, a member of Typical Spider Crabs (Family Majidae)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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What

Hairy Stone Crab Lomis hirta

Observer

mtank

Date

June 24, 2020 12:57 PM ACST
Hairy Stone Crab - Photo (c) Nuytsia@Tas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
renecampbell's ID: Hairy Stone Crab (Lomis hirta)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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What

Three-pronged Spider Crab Halicarcinus ovatus

Observer

streglystendec

Date

December 12, 2019 07:24 PM ACDT

Description

On inter-tidal reef at low tide.

Three-pronged Spider Crab - Photo (c) Janine Baker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Three-pronged Spider Crab (Halicarcinus ovatus)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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What

Smooth Shore Crab Cyclograpsus audouinii

Observer

streglystendec

Date

June 11, 2020 11:28 AM ACST

Description

On inter-tidal reef at low tide.

Smooth Shore Crab - Photo (c) Richard Ling, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
renecampbell's ID: Smooth Shore Crab (Cyclograpsus audouinii)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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What

Smooth Shore Crab Cyclograpsus audouinii

Observer

streglystendec

Date

June 10, 2020 01:49 PM ACST

Description

On inter-tidal reef at low tide.

Smooth Shore Crab - Photo (c) Richard Ling, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
renecampbell's ID: Smooth Shore Crab (Cyclograpsus audouinii)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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Smooth-handed Crab Pilumnopeus serratifrons

Observer

wamoz

Date

July 12, 2020 03:58 PM ACST

Description

Showing as a slight protuberance in the wet sand. Thought I'd dug-up a pebble at first. It stayed tightly curled through various photos but started to open-up when laid on its back (image #3)

Smooth-handed Crab - Photo (c) jacqui-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Smooth-handed Crab (Pilumnopeus serratifrons)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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What

Smooth-handed Crab Pilumnopeus serratifrons

Observer

wamoz

Date

July 13, 2020 04:49 PM ACST

Description

In this location, there are many crab tracks (image #2) at low tide but this is the first time I was able to trace one to the track-maker.
A bigger version of the crab posted yesterday - https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/52771524

Smooth-handed Crab - Photo (c) jacqui-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Smooth-handed Crab (Pilumnopeus serratifrons)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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What

Smooth-handed Crab Pilumnopeus serratifrons

Observer

wamoz

Date

July 13, 2020 04:49 PM ACST

Description

In this location, there are many crab tracks (image #2) at low tide but this is the first time I was able to trace one to the track-maker.
A bigger version of the crab posted yesterday - https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/52771524

Pilumnopeus - Photo (c) Giverny, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Pilumnopeus, a member of Heterotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Heterotremata)
Added on July 13, 2020.
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Observer

wamoz

Date

June 18, 2020 10:10 AM ACST

Description

This would have been a fairly large individual.
The purple colouring is magnificent!

Nectocarcinus - Photo (c) sibylle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Nectocarcinus, a member of Swimming Crabs and Allies (Superfamily Portunoidea)
Added on June 18, 2020.
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What

Eubrachyuran Crabs Zoosection Eubrachyura

Observer

tk23

Date

April 26, 2020 08:33 PM AWST
Hemigrapsus - Photo (c) Chris Kratzer, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Hemigrapsus, a member of Thoracotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Thoracotremata)
Added on June 09, 2020.
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True Crabs Infraorder Brachyura

Observer

capac

Date

June 19, 2015 01:29 AM CEST
Burrowing Shore Crab - Photo (c) Dan Monceaux, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Burrowing Shore Crab (Leptograpsodes octodentatus)
Added on June 08, 2020.
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danimations

Date

February 25, 2020 11:20 PM ACDT
Galathea australiensis - Photo (c) David Muirhead, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Galathea australiensis, a member of Galatheid Squat Lobsters (Family Galatheidae)
Added on May 16, 2020.
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Observer

mtank

Date

May 7, 2020 09:47 AM ACST
Cyclograpsus - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Cyclograpsus, a member of Thoracotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Thoracotremata)
Added on May 11, 2020.
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What

European Green Crab Carcinus maenas

Observer

wamoz

Date

May 5, 2020 11:37 AM ACST

Description

The first time I've id'd one of these ... I think I've picked it correctly.
Totally different behaviour to the local Rock Crabs ... they scurry to find another hiding hole but this one 'stood and defended'!

European Green Crab - Photo (c) Ondřej Radosta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Added on May 08, 2020.
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Blackpoint Sculling Crab Cronius ruber

Observer

madkaplan

Date

May 17, 2019 06:31 PM MST
Blackpoint Sculling Crab - Photo (c) Liz Osborn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Blackpoint Sculling Crab (Cronius ruber)
Added on May 03, 2020.
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Large Spotted Ladybird Harmonia conformis

Observer

orchidrose

Date

April 18, 2020 01:44 PM ACST

Description

Front, back and side view. In a pine forest

Large Spotted Ladybird - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
renecampbell's ID: Large Spotted Ladybird (Harmonia conformis)
Added on April 20, 2020.
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What

Western King Prawn Penaeus latisulcatus

Observer

danimations

Date

January 2, 2019 11:54 PM ACDT

Description

Sighting photos contain several individuals. Active, foraging, and burying in response to my video lights.

Western King Prawn - Photo (c) Mark Rosenstein, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
renecampbell's ID: Western King Prawn (Penaeus latisulcatus)
Added on April 17, 2020.
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

mtank

Date

April 12, 2020 11:56 AM ACST
Pilumnopeus - Photo (c) Giverny, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Pilumnopeus, a member of Heterotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Heterotremata)
Added on April 15, 2020.
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Observer

wamoz

Date

April 9, 2020 11:44 AM ACST

Description

iNat suggested a European Green crab but it lacked the spikes along the leading edge of the shell.
It walked on to a sponge while I was photographing it (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/41740268) and could not be encouraged to leave even when prodded.

Pilumnus - Photo (c) Ondřej Radosta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Pilumnus, a member of Heterotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Heterotremata)
Added on April 11, 2020.
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Three-pronged Spider Crab Halicarcinus ovatus

Observer

mtank

Date

March 25, 2020 01:53 PM ACDT
Three-pronged Spider Crab - Photo (c) Janine Baker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Three-pronged Spider Crab (Halicarcinus ovatus)
Added on April 03, 2020.
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Observer

wamoz

Date

March 28, 2020 01:04 PM ACDT

Description

I chose this genus based on another recent observation ... but it may be wrong.
(iNat picked it as a normal spider)

Halicarcinus - Photo (c) Kelvin Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
renecampbell's ID: Genus Halicarcinus, a member of Heterotrematan Crabs (Zoosubsection Heterotremata)
Added on April 03, 2020.
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Sponge Crabs Family Dromiidae

Observer

mtank

Date

March 28, 2020 01:58 PM ACDT
Sponge Crabs - Photo (c) Invertzoo, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
renecampbell's ID: Sponge Crabs (Family Dromiidae)
Added on April 03, 2020.
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What

Facetted Crab Actaea calculosa

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 23, 2020 12:55 PM ACDT

Description

Poor photo of this crab,which was,unusually,found near underside of a rock but was initially visible without my lifting the rock. They usually stay fully hidden under rocks by day.

Facetted Crab - Photo (c) Helen Crawford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
renecampbell's ID: Facetted Crab (Actaea calculosa)
Added on April 03, 2020.
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