Story: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Crustacean body shapes

Crustacean body shapes

Crustaceans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Well-represented groups in the seas around New Zealand include crabs, crayfish and slaters, as well as barnacles and the less well-known seed shrimps.

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Crustaceans – bugs of the sea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, published 12 Jun 2006