Fourth Manager Interview and now 1,822 crab species!

Greetings to all 687 members of Crabs of the World! Thanks for increasing our new total of 1,822 species, 43 more than two months ago! In this post we have an interview with another of our managers, @wernerdegier, Dr. Werner de Gier from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, NL and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, NL. Then links to some spectacular crabs that are new to iNaturalist, plus two special sightings that aren't new.

Q: How did you first become interested in crabs?

A: I became interested in crabs, and crustaceans in general, in my first year of university - in the same course I'm currently supervising for the upcoming generation of biologists. In this course, we had to draw the entire body of a typical North Sea crab (the Shore crab, Carcinus maenas). I found that my interest now comes from the different niches crabs have evolved into, there's such a wide diversity of ...more ↓

Posted on March 22, 2022 18:57 by wendy5 wendy5 | 3 comments | Leave a comment
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This project is not limited to True Crabs (decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, generally having a thick exoskeleton and one pair of claws); it includes the infraorder Anomura and other "crabs:" hermit crabs, king crabs, porcelain crabs. (But not horseshoe crabs or shrimp.) I started this project because after moving to the Pacific Northwest ten years ago, I began to explore the ...more ↓

wendy5 created this project on May 22, 2016
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