velvet swimming crab

Necora puber

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The velvet crab (alternatively velvet swimming crab, devil crab or lady crab), Necora puber, is a species of crab. It is the largest swimming crab (family Portunidae) found in British coastal waters, with a carapace width of up to 100 millimetres (3.9 in), and the only species in the genus Necora. The body is coated with short hairs, giving the animal a velvety texture, hence the common name. It is one of the major crab species for...

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  1. (c) Marine Stewardship Council, alguns direitos reservados (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/sustainableseafood/7976631776/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, alguns direitos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necora_puber

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