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Notched Shore Crab

Scientific Name: Paragrapsus quadridentatus

Description: There are a many species of crabs found on intertidal reefs, mudflats, seagrass beds, and amongst mangroves. They are scavengers and play a key role in the recycling of organic materials including dead plants and animals, and are also important prey species for some birds and fish.

The Notched Shore Crab is one of a number found around the Bluff and is recognised by its smooth fawn coloured shell and rectangular body.

Type: Crustaceans (Decapods)
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs
Size: 30mm