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Edible crab

Description: Edible crab (Cancer pagurus), 1924. Collected Port St Mary by A. Wilson.

Edible crabs can be found in Manx waters and live to up to 100 years old. Their shells can reach over 27cm and they can weigh over 3kg! They are nocturnal predators, targeting a range of molluscs and crustaceans, using their powerful claws to crush their prey.

Date found: 1924

Taxonomic name: Cancer pagurus

Collection: Natural History Zoology Collection

ID number: 1954-2089

Subject tags : #MM100COLLECTIONS


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