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ImageA sheep crab (Loxorhynchus grandis) stands its ground under a boat slip in Monterey marina. This crab does not use other organisms to mask its appearance. The sheep crab is another scavenging resident of the Sanctuary and can have a shell of up to 15.9 cm (6 inches) wide!


Sheep crab (Loxorhynchus grandis)

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Site (Specific):

Monterey marina

Date taken:

May, 31 2012

Photo credit:

Chad King / NOAA MBNMS

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      Latitude: 36.604424    Longitude: -121.891724

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