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Petrolisthes sp

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

Porcelain crabs use their claws only for defense.

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Paractaea sulcata

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This species of crab is a gastropod (snails) predator in intertidal rocky protected zones.

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Panulirus gracilis

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This species of lobster searches for refuges in crevices or between rocks in the subtidal zone. Continue Reading

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Uca spp

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There are a variety of marine fiddler crabs in Ecuador. Continue Reading

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Ocypode guadichaudii

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Ghost crabs are typical inhabitants of high zones on sandy beaches. Continue Reading

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Calcinus exploratory

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Hermit crabs live in empty shells of different marine molluscs in order to protect their soft abdomen. Continue Reading

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Pollicipes elegans

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Nazca admin

Barnacles adhere themselves to rocks in the intertidal zone. They successfully settle on exposed areas subject to violent wave action and high desiccation stress. Continue Reading

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