Maja squinado Description: Found by Diederik d'Hert in Nieuwpoort Bad. Author: Nuyttens, Filip JPG file - 260.33 kB - 1280 x 960 pixels
Extra information Camera Maker: Nikon Camera Model: E4300 Image Title: Original Time Taken: 2007:01:06 12:32:10 Time Digitized: 2007:01:06 12:32:10 Shutter Speed: 5/204 sec Aperture: f/2.8 ISO Sensitivity: 100 Exposure Compensation: 0 EV Metering Mode: Pattern Flash Fired: No Flash Original Width: 1280 pixels Original Height: 960 pixels Orientation: 1: Normal (0 deg) Focal Length: 8 mm Focal Length Equivalent in 35mm Film: 38
The unchecked 3 photos in WoRMS Hyas araneus page, by Nuyttens, Filip, look every bit like Spiny Spider crab Maja squinado, as in wikipedia's Maja_squinado ;& very little like Hyas araneus. My collins' pocket guide '96, ISBN 0002200317 has on H.a "carapace with a few large tubercles" &on it's rostrum (ie 'nose') "rostrum of 2 tapered close-set horns", but of Maja squinado's "rostrum consists of 2 thick, forwardly directed horns", & "characteristically, the eye is completely retractile into the orbit". (sadly M. squinado has been split into 2 very similar species so that GBs' (& presumably Hollands') are now M. brachydactyla.
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