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Spikey Shell Identification
09-20-2017, 03:42 AM,
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Spikey Shell Identification
Can anyone identify this spikey, peculiar shell?


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09-20-2017, 08:23 PM,
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RE: Spikey Shell Identification
Hi "happy-and-cute",
it´s not part of a mollusc, but a "carapax" of some sort of crustacean.
Kind regards: wolf
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09-24-2017, 06:46 AM,
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RE: Spikey Shell Identification
Dear Wolf, thanks for your help.

It must be a spider crab, the species of Maja Squinado.

More photos may be found at https://www.glaucus.org.uk/spider.htm

Best Wishes: happy-and-cute


(09-20-2017, 08:23 PM)wolfi Wrote: Hi "happy-and-cute",
it´s not part of a mollusc, but a "carapax" of some sort of crustacean.
Kind regards: wolf
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