Story: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Marine slater

Marine slater

Few New Zealanders know anything about the dozens of different species of slaters around their coasts. This grey slater (Cirolana kokoru) is quite common under rocks at Island Bay, Wellington, but it was only discovered in the early 2000s, and named in 2004.

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Lesser known groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

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