Shore crab by Georgina Dean 1/1

Shorecrab Carcinus maenas

This small crab is commonly found in rock pools, muddy creeks and under stones and seaweeds all over Norfolk coast. It is typically green, but can also be other colours.

Conservation status

Most common seashore crab. Not threatened.

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Shore crabs can grow a new claw if they lose one.

The hard shell of the crab does not grow. Periodically they shed their old shell exposing the new soft shell which has been growing below the old one.
 

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