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Loxorhynchus crispatus
Loxorhynchus crispatus
Masking Crab
(shown with Corynactis californica)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0505 2036 (2005-05-25)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1986
  • latitude 36.51429   longitude -121.93141   max error distance 2252 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Point Lobos State Reserve/Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Majidae
  • order Decapoda
  • class Malacostraca
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   In many of our images of this species, the crab is almost undistinguishable from the background being completely covered with algae and invertebrates. This individual, in contrast, apparently covered with tunicates, stands out well posing on Corynactis anemones. Dept 16 m.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Moss Crab (ITIS ) Masking Crab (photographer)
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