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    Season of good will or not, I would not argue with Dawn about critter recognition.
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    and I have data entry to avoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Would you prefer this?
    crabs
    Suborder Heterochelida (accepted as Achelata, Anomura, Axiidea, Brachyura, Caridea, Gebiidea, Glypheidea, Polychelida )
    Shrimps and prawns
    Suborder Macrura (previously applied to all the long-tailed taxa, shrimps and lobsters)
    Oh yes the taxonomy of yesteryear! I quite agree. Since I don't do social media I had mentally edited out the flickr photo. Which is of course a crab. None of my previous posts were alcoholically aided as I have just driven to daughters in Leeds. Later ones maybe!
    Thanks for the Crustaceans info all points agreed. Can I be taken off the list please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    Oh yes the taxonomy of yesteryear! I quite agree. Since I don't do social media I had mentally edited out the flickr photo. Which is of course a crab. None of my previous posts were alcoholically aided as I have just driven to daughters in Leeds. Later ones maybe!
    Thanks for the Crustaceans info all points agreed. Can I be taken off the list please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail", usually hidden entirely 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 pincers

    The term shrimp is used to refer to some decapod crustaceans, although the exact animals covered can vary. Used broadly, shrimp may cover any of the groups with elongated bodies and a primarily swimming mode of locomotion most commonly Caridea and Dendrobranchiata

    The little animal in the Flikr picture above (by ATA28) has a crab shaped body with the tail folded underneath and a single pair of large claws. Also it is a crab. A juvenile mantis shrimp looks like a small mantis shrimp. if you're referring to the picture (by Frogphone) above the one I'm talking about, that's a caprellid, or skeleton shrimp, so does count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail", usually hidden entirely 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 pincers
    Apparently, there are no crabs in the Southern Ocean. That snippet of information came from one of the expedition staff on our cruise to Antarctica. He did his PhD on crabs and ended up getting a job to the only place on earth where he couldn't use his specialist knowledge!

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    FTFY

    there were no crabs in the Southern Ocean
    http://theconversation.com/the-march...tarctica-43062
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    I hadn't heard about that. Frightening. The only good thing about King Crabs is the taste! They make good eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    I hadn't heard about that. Frightening. The only good thing about King Crabs is the taste! They make good eating.
    That's what I was thinking. Perhaps the price will go down if there are more of them.

    https://www.thefishsociety.co.uk/kin...er-cooked.html
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