| Pachygrapsus marmoratus (Fabricius, 1787)|
Main synonym = Cancer marmoratus Fabricius, 1787
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Crustacea / Decapoda / Grapsidae |
| Mediterranean Shore Crab, Marbled Rock Crab Granċ tax-xatt|
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Found on all rocky shores. Flattened for easy retreat into rock crevices. Can walk forwards, backwards and sideways so that it can manoeuvre in confined spaces and actually quite difficult to catch. It can grow up to the size of a palm as shown in one of the photos below, but often found with a carapace of 2-5cm. They also vary to some degree in their colour from brown to dark green.
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