Sally lightfoot crab

July 14th, La Palma, Canary islands. These swift red rock crabs are found on the black lavarocks just above the seaspray. They are very quick to hide and disappear in the small crevices at the first movement detected, thus they pertain to the ‘lightfoot’ type. This species (grapsus adscencionis) is typical of the Canary islands, though it is a very close cousin of the Sally lightfoot crab (grapsus grapsus) from the Galapagos.   

 

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