Velvet crab

Velvet crab

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Caption: Velvet crab (Necora puber) in a display of aggression. This crab gets its name from a coating of hairs which give it a velvet texture. It is heavily exploited in British fisheries. The velvet crab inhabits rocky shorelines up to a depth of 65 metres.

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