Common shore crab

Common shore crab

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Caption: Common shore crab (Carcinus maenas). The colour of this crab varies. As its name suggests, this crab lives on sea shores. It feeds on worms, molluscs, algae and carrion, using its powerful pincers. Its range extends from Norway through the Mediterranean to the northern Atlantic coasts of Africa.

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