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Invasive European Green Crabs (Carcinus maenas) have paired up. The male will carry her and protect her while her shell softens to molt. Then they can mate.
- Janet MacCausland
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marine animal wildlife underwater North Atlantic Aquatic Arthropod Arthropod Phylum: Arthropoda arthropds Crustation crab cancer Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) Green Crab European carapace width to 3" slender shallow water Folly Cove Massachusetts © Janet MacCausland pair mates mating protective companion lovers molt scanned film
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