Glebocarcinus oregonensis: Pygmy Rock Crab–The Race Rocks Taxonomy


Glebocarcinus  oregonensis Pygmy rock crab-photo by Ryan Murphy


Empty giant acorn shells are often the home for this small crab at Race Rocks. It was formerly called Cancer oregonensis

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Cancridae
Genus: Glebocarcinus
Species: G. oregonensis
Other Members of the Phylum Arthropoda at Race Rocks.

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pearsonlogo2_f2The Race Rocks taxonomy is a collaborative venture originally started with the Biology and Environmental Systems students of Lester Pearson College UWC. It now also has contributions added by Faculty, Staff, Volunteers and Observers on the remote control webcams.  G. Fletcher