Telmessus cheiragonus–The Race Rocks Taxonomy

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Telmessus cheiragonus, photo by G. Fletcher

 

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Telmessus cheiragonus, the helmet crab, ventral inage by G. Fletcher

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Crustacea
Order: Decapoda
Family: Cheiragonidae
Genus Telmessus
Species cheiragonus
Common Name: Helmet crab

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Telmessus cheiragonus, Helmet crab photo by G. Fletcher

This crab shows up frequently when we are diving at Race Rocks

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