Lepidopa websteri (mole crab)

Lepidopa_bigLepidopa websteri (mole crab-dorsal view)

Collected: 5 km off of Assateague, Va in July and August, 2005 using an epibenthic sled (363 um mesh) towed just above the bottom in 10m depths.
Notes: Lepidopa was rarely caught in this location, but is more common farther south.

Lepidopa_telson_big

Enlargement of the very distinctive telson

Collected by W. S. Johnson, Goucher College, Towson, MD