Do you know this crab?
5 spines or teeth to the outside of each eye, up to 10cm across the carapace, and wider in front than back. Colour ranges from dark mottled green to orange. Often found in sheltered estuaries and bays with eelgrass meadows on a sand or mud substrate.
Still not sure you can recognize this crab? Have a look at our "Green Crab ID info sheet" and think about getting involved in our efforts to trap this aquatic invasive.
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image credit: Patty Menning, DFO