Hapalogaster mertensii

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Hairy crab:
Hairy crab (Hapalogaster mertensii): This is a rather hard-to-find intertidal crab, but it is easily recognized from all the standard crabs by its funny fuzz. The similar species to look out for is Hapalogaster grebnitzkii, which has longer rostrum and blue insides of its pincer fingers. Otherwise, the closest species is Granular claw crab (Oedignathus inermis), which also has a soft "belly," but no hair.

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