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Blepharipoda occidentalis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Malacostraca
Family  Blepharipodidae
Scientific name  Blepharipoda occidentalis
Rank  Species
Subphylum  Crustacea
Infraorder  Anomura
Genus  Blepharipoda
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Decapoda
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Similar  Decapoda, Albuneidae, Emerita analoga, Hairy stone crab, Hippoidea

Blepharipoda occidentalis, the spiny sand crab or spiny mole crab, is a species of sand crab or mole crab which lives in the eastern Pacific Ocean, from Central California to Baja California. It is oval in shape, growing up to 3 inches (76 mm) long and 1.75 in (44 mm) wide. It lives on sandy beaches up to 30 metres (98 ft) under water, and feeds on the remains of other sand crabs that live in the area.

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