This image shows a juvenile xanthid crab which was living in a large tide pool in Belle Greve Bay. This individual is the smallest xanthid crab I have seen with a carapace width of 21.4 mm. I believe it is Xantho incisus which is chocolate brown as an adult with black tipped claws.
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