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    • Emerita analoga
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    • Pacific Sand Crab
    • Pacific Mole Crab
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Recent observations

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What

Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

Observer

gbentall

Date

May 20, 2015 11:15 AM PDT

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Square

What

Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

Observer

camelcreek

Date

May 15, 2015 03:31 PM EDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

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Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

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yasingi

Date

May 7, 2015

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Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

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nelruzam

Date

May 12, 2015 12:07 PM PDT

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Square

Observer

mkoo

Date

March 28, 2015

Place

Bolinas (Google, OSM)

Description

The surf revealed where all the juveniles were hiding. I wonder if all the beachgoers were scaring the shorebirds off thereby allowing the juvenile sand crabs a predator-free morning.

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Square

What

Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

Observer

mkoo

Date

March 28, 2015

Place

Bolinas (Google, OSM)

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Square

What

Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

Observer

mkoo

Date

March 28, 2015

Place

Bolinas (Google, OSM)

Description

Large female, one of many seen. Some of them had orange eggs.

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Square

Observer

karengallardo

Date

March 6, 2015 03:11 PM PST

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Square

What

Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

Observer

wendy5

Date

March 9, 2015

Description

I've never seen so many Emerita analoga, aka Pacific Sand Crabs, millions of dead shells all along Limantour Beach. I remember digging these up as a kid.

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Square

What

Pacific Mole Crab Emerita analoga

Observer

tiwane

Date

November 27, 2013 12:42 PM PST

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Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

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raulagrait

Date

March 1, 2015 03:31 PM PST

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What

Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

Observer

raulagrait

Date

March 1, 2015 03:31 PM PST
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Description from Wikipedia

Emerita analoga, the Pacific sand crab or Pacific mole crab, is a species of small, sand-burrowing decapod crustacean found living in the sand along the temperate western coasts of America. It is found on exposed sandy beaches in the swash region of the intertidal zone.

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Conservation Summary

No range data available.