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Eriphia verrucosa  Forssk√•l, 1775
Main synonym = Eriphia spinifrons    Rathke, 1837
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Crustaceae / Decapoda / Eriphiidae
Warty Crab, Yellow Shore Crab     Grottlu
Further Information:
Eriphia verrucosa lives near the shore, usually found in cracks and crevices in rocks. Feeding on bottom-dwelling animals, the crab uses its strong chelae to break up snail shells and other hard parts prey might have. A common and edible species.














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