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Image of a spider crab, Libinia emarginata, on top of a crab trap.

Spider Crab

Image by ‘Joey’ on Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Physical: The carapace length of the Spider Crab can reach up to 3.5

Image of a shore shrimp, Palaemonetes species, against a plain black background.

Shore Shrimp

Image by Robert Aguilar, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, CC BY 2.0 Physical: Shore Shrimp are very common in the Barnegat Bay. 


Sand Shrimp

Image by Claude Nozeres on World Register of Marine Species, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Physical: Sand Shrimp can range in color from

Image of a mantis shrimp against a black background.

Mantis Shrimp

[caption id="attachment_5273" align="aligncenter" width="624"] Image by Eric A. Lazo-Wasem for the Yale Peabody Museum, CC0 1.0 (public domain)[/caption] Physical: Mantis shrimp


Long-Clawed Hermit Crab

Image by Mike Hansen on Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Physical: Long-Clawed Hermit Crabs are small, with a maximum shell length of


Lady Crab

[caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Image by © Charley Eiseman, CC BY-ND-NC 1.0[/caption] Physical: O. ocellatus have a pale grayish carapace with clusters


Horseshoe Crab

[caption id="attachment_753" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image by Breese Greg, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, public domain[/caption] Physical: Horseshoe crab females grow up

Image of a green crab, Carcinus maenas, from above against a black background.

Green Crab

[caption id="attachment_4878" align="aligncenter" width="541"] Image by Hans Hillewaert from Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0[/caption] Physical: Green crabs have five marginal teeth around


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