The first and only color guide to the crabs, shrimps, and lobsters of the western U.S. and Canada. A must for divers, tidepoolers, and naturalists who want to identify the crustaceans they find. Each of the 163 species is illustrated with a color photo, along with tips to distinguish it from similar species, notes on size, depth, range, and habitat, and interesting facts about their diet and behavior.
Crabs and Shrimps
The first two hermit crabs on this page are almost identical in structure- yet are instantly recognizable by their color. This book simplifies identification of these and other 'difficult' groups.