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Purple Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus nudus)
The purple shore crab (Hemigrapsus nudus) is a crustacean common to intertidal zones along the west coast. The presence of purple spots on the chelipeds (clawed legs) and the absence of setae (stiff bristles or hairs) help to distinguish this crab from other similar species.
Purple shore crab (Hemigrapsus nudus), close up ground-level view. Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California, USA.
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