Spanish Harpactocarcinus Crab #1

$400.00

Fossil Crabs

1 in stock

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Description

  • Harpactocarcinus bipunctata
  • Eocene Age
  • Igualada, Spain
  • The Crab itself measures approx.  2 5/16″ wide
  • The matrix has been affixed to the plastic storage box but can be removed if desired

Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting “tail” (abdomen), usually entirely hidden under the thorax. They live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a single pair of claws. Many other animals with similar names – such as hermit crabs, king crabs, porcelain crabs, horseshoe crabs and crab lice – are not true crabs.