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velvet crab

Velvet crab - Necora puber  (Male)- Portunidae - Ventral view - Carapace 7.8cm - Atlantic Ocean

Necora puber. The étrille is an Atlantic dweller also known in English as the velvet swimming crab, devil crab, fighter crab, or lady crab. They are relatively small, with a shell covered in short hairs, hence their name.

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Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Didier Descouens