Fish Species

Yellow Crab

Yellow Crab - Description

The Yellow Crab is found in the Eastern Mediterranean, Atlantic and Black sea living among stones and seaweed at depths of up to 15m.

Its coloring can vary from a brownish-red to a brownish-green with yellow spots.

Its claws are black with  one larger than the other, the claws also differ in shape. One claw has rounder 'fingers' whilst the other is sharp.

Popular Name: Yellow Crab
Species: Eriphia verrucosa

Profile of the Yellow Crab

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Yellow Crab species.

  • Size: Up to 7cm Wide and 9cm in Length

  • Diet / Feeding: Sea Snails, Limpets, Sea Slugs, Clams, Oysters, Mussels, Scallops, Worms

  • Habitat: Lives amongst stones and seaweed in shallow waters, depths up to 15m

  • Range: Eastern Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea

Scientific Classification of the Yellow Crab

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Eriphia verrucosa

  • Popular Name: Yellow Crab - Warty Crab

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Eriphiidae

Crustaceans Index

Facts about Fish Species - Yellow Crab

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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