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Pachygrapsus crassipes (striped shore crab)

Synonyms: Grapsus eydouxi; Leptograpsus gonagrus

Wikipedia Abstract

Pachygrapsus crassipes, known as the striped shore crab or lined shore crab, is a small crab found on rocky and hard-mud shores of the west coast of North to Central America and in the western Pacific in Korea and Japan. In North America, its range spans from Vancouver Island to Baja California, Mexico. The Asiatic population appears to not be invasive but endemic, resulting from a divergence estimated between 0.8 and 1.2 Mya. Typically, this crab will have a brown/purple or black carapace with green stripes. Its carapace is square and can reach 4 to 5 cm in size. The claws are red/purple with a mottled pattern on the upper surface, and white on the lower surface, while its legs are purple and green with a similar mottled appearance.
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Coastal

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Hemigrapsus oregonensis (yellow shore crab)2

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Himasthla rhigedana[3]
Parorchis acanthus[3]

Distribution

East Pacific;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Lafferty, K. D., R. F. Hechinger, J. C. Shaw, K. L. Whitney and A. M. Kuris (in press) Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem. In Disease ecology: community structure and pathogen dynamics (eds S. Collinge and C. Ray). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5ASPECTS OF ECOLOGY AND LIFE HISTORY OF THE WOOLLY SCULPIN, CLINOCOTTUS ANALIS, FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, ALAN W. WELLS, Calif. Fish and Game 72(4): 213-226 1986
6CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
7THE FEEDING HABITS OF SPOTTED SAND BASS (PARALABRAX MACULATOFASCIATUS) IN PUNTA BANDA ESTUARY, ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO, MANUEL MENDOZA-CARRANZA AND JORGE A. ROSALES-CASIƁN, CalCOFl Rep., Vol. 41, 2000, p. 194-200
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