Posted 4 years ago
Yes this crab looks like a louse back backwards. The back looks like the front etc from a top view. It is much larger of course at 4 inches from front to back of the body and 4 inches from claw to claw. Sadly I do not know anything about this crab (although now I know it is a spanner crab).
Bought this at the Shell Shop in Morro Bay, made a special detour to go there. It is a must see when travelling the central coast. Especially as the antique shops were on the dry side.
Hopefully I will pick up some shadow boxes for this and my other two crabs. I think the double glass sided ones would work best.
And no there is no smell from these.
Special thanks to TallCakes for IDing this as a spanner crab.