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Cancer bellianus

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Johnson, 1861

Description:
Carapace broadly oval, much broader than long, dorsal surface with small but prominent tubercles, median and sub-median lobes developed and arched, often acute. Antero-lateral margins of carapace with seven broad, distally serrate lobes, first often bifid, postero-lateral margin with two anteriorly placed lobes. Chelipeds equal in size and tuberculate; second to fifth pereiopods stout and setose, dorsal margin of merus with spinules, propodus and carpus with longitudinal rows of short setae, dactylus styliform.

Size:
Carapace length up to 130 mm.

Habitat:
Depth range from 50 to beyond 180 metres.

Colour:
Carapace pale brown, suffused and spotted with red (Johnson, 1861).

Distribution:
Shetland, Viking.

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