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Crab, Smooth Shore

Cyclograpsus lavauxi

Crab, Smooth Shore
Crab, Green Shore

Invertebrate

Arthropoda

Malacostraca

Varunidae

Rocky Shore Intertidal
Rocky Shore Intertidal

Feeding:
Grazer Feeder
Grazer Feeder
Distribution:
New Zealand
New Zealand
Edibility:
Inedible
Inedible
Size:
Coin Sized
Coin Sized



Colour mottled in several shades from grey through to green and reddish brown. The carapace (back of the body) is smooth and does not have teeth on the edges.


These crabs are found on the rocky shore from high tide level down to about mid tide level. They do not tolerate prolonged immersion in water.


They are scavengers feeding on dead animals and plants.







Collins: Gunson