Formation: Motonau Beach
Location: North Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
Size: Concretion is about 3 inches across
Here is an unusual crab species from Down Under. It is Trichopeltarion greggi from New Zealand. Normally, only the carpace of the crabs are found on this species. They are a deep sea spiny crab with many frilly spines around the edge of the shell. This specimen displays the frills quite well. The detail is very nice, and the orange color is striking and fully natural. This is an excellent example of this rare, ornate crab from New Zealand.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.