Nature notes and photos from BC, Canada, mostly in the Lower Fraser Valley, Bella Coola, and Vancouver Island.
Oh, wow. I've never seen one like that. Is that the lined (or striped) shore crab (Pachygrapsus crassipes)?
No, he's our common native shore crab, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, usually called just "green shore crab", but also the "Oregon shore crab", which name is probably less confusing, because we also have an invasive "green crab", the Carinus maenus.This is ours, and this is the invader.
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