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Red Notched Crab

Scientific Name: Plagusia chabrus

Description: A large very active reddish crab with with a smooth red-brown shell covered in felt that extends in rows down the legs, it has sharp points on its legs to help it cling to rocks in the wave zone. The species feeds mainly on encrusting bryozoans, sponges and hydroids.

Type: Crustaceans (Decapods)
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs, Subtidal Reefs
Size: 70mm