Warty Crab (Eriphia verrucosa)

Also known as Shore Crab, Yellow Crab, Yellow Round Crab, Yellow Shore Crab

Description

Also known as Shore Crab, Yellow Crab, Yellow Round Crab, Yellow Shore Crab.

Found in shallow waters over seaweed and stony areas of rocky coastlines.
They feed on bivalves, hermit crabs, sea slugs, sea snails and worms.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 0-15m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean

E. verrucosa is the only native species capable of breaking into the shells of the invasive snail Rapana venosa. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriphia_verrucosa

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