Velvet Swimming Crab (Necora Puber)

Latin name: Necora puber
Common name: Velvet swimming crab
Family: Portunidae

Habitat: Found on rocky coasts.

Behaviour: This fast moving swimming crab has a deserved reputation for ferocity. When feeling threatened, this species rears up with claws spread wide.

Shape & colour: Red eyes are characteristic; the purple body is covered with very short dense hairs.