Sand Crab

Emerita talpoidaThe Atlantic Sand Crab (Emerita talpoida) is also known as the mole crab and the sand flea (confusingly, since there are, in fact, amphipod sand fleas).Emerita talpoidaThese streamlined animals are, at any rate, crustaceans. As Sarah Oktay explains from the place I first came across them, they are surf-zone specialists, and pretty important in that harsh habitat. Emerita talpoida

2 Responses to “Sand Crab”


  1. 1 Deborah Allen August 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Very cool. I’ve often thought of trying to catch one of these, but never have.


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