Kōrero: Coastal shoreline

Purple shore crab

Purple shore crab

Take care when poking around crevices of the rocky shore – an aggressive little crab may be sheltering within. Purple shore crabs can deliver a painful nip with their front claws. They roam the coast at night in search of live or dead animals to eat.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10049380
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Rock pools and boulder shores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4822/purple-shore-crab (accessed 9 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006