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Maja squinado
Maja squinado
Description Found by Diederik d'Hert in Nieuwpoort Bad.Author Nuyttens, FilipJPG file - 260.33 kB - 1280 x 960 pixelsmore
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
added on 2007-01-251 229 views
WoRMS taxa Maja squinado (Herbst, 1788)Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCreative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
Comment Comment (1)
added on 2013-02-27 10:10:13 by  
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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