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Biology/Natural History: Have been observed eating brittle stars. Predators of this species include river otter. The abdomen of the female is covered with plates; that of the male is soft with vestigial plates. We have sometimes observed this crab sheltering under the anemone Cribrinopsis fernaldi (photo).


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Source: Invertebrates of the Salish Sea

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