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Common Grass Shrimp

[caption id="attachment_784" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image by Brian.gratwicke from Wikimedia, CC BY 2.5[/caption] Physical: Grass shrimp are commonly two colors; bright green


Flat-Clawed Hermit Crab

Image by 'cyric' on iNaturalist, CC BY-NC-SA Physical: The Flat-Clawed hermit crab is the largest hermit crab in the northeastern United


Fiddler Crab

Image by Patrick Coin on Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Physical: Fiddler crabs have a short carapace length; the maximum is 3.8

Image of a blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, on sand.

Blue Crab

  [caption id="attachment_4815" align="alignnone" width="714"] Image by James St. John on Flickr, CC BY 2.0[/caption] Physical: The Blue Crab carapace (hard


Acorn Barnacle

[caption id="attachment_714" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image by James St. John on Flickr, CC BY 2.0[/caption] Physical: This genus includes many of the


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