Scientific name: Xantho pilipes
Size: Up to 7cm across the shell
Habitat: Rocky shores, under rocks or in rockpools
- They have large claws – they look like the bodybuilders of the crab world!
- They are sometimes mottled with white, making them look like marble.
- Liable to fight with other animals if placed in a bucket with them.
- Similar to the Montagu’s crab, but can be identified by the fact that it has hairier legs.
Photo credit: Paul Naylor