Flatback Mud Crab- Eurypanopeus depressus

xanthid y 8

Spider Crab– (Libinia sp.) zoea

Collected: In a saltmarsh creek,North Inlet, Georgetown, SC Summer 2015

Notes: Eurypanopeus is one of the most common mud crabs along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, especially in lower salinities. However, this specimen was collected in a salinity of about 30.

ID notes: This zoea has short lateral spines on the carapace- not visible in this view. The relative lengths of the dorsal spine and rostrum are about equal. The shape and spination pattern of the telson are diagnostic.

xanthid y telson.2 TIF

Telson of the zoea of the flatback mud crab Eurypanopeus .