sand colored crab with black eyes
light browns with light blue specs and green/yellow eyes. The two pincers are the same size.
found this small crab in the water near the shore
These little creatures live in the rain water corridors.
single specimen collected
Several specimens collected
San Diego County, California, US
The decapods or Decapoda (literally "ten-footed") are an order of crustaceans within the class Malacostraca, including many familiar groups, such as crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns and shrimp. Most decapods are scavengers. The order is estimated to contain nearly 15,000 species in around 2,700 genera, with approximately 3,300 fossil species. Nearly half of these species are crabs, with the shrimp (c. 3000 species) and Anomura (including hermit crabs, porcelain crabs, squat lobsters: (c. 2500 species), making up the bulk...