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Edible Crab

Description: Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) from Port St Mary.

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.

Taxonomic name: Cancer pagurus

Collection: Natural History Zoology Collection

ID number: 1954-2535

Subject tags : #MM100


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