Cape Rock Crab
Introduction: Cape rock crabs (Plagusia chabrus) inhabit shallow reefs and pools. Their most distinguishing features are 3 marginal teeth, a smooth and velvety carapace (back shield) and the 2 notches between the eyes that support the first antennae.
Diet: Crops low-growing seaweeds with their nippers and also feeds on small seaweed-dwelling animals.
Colouration: Red-brown with orange-yellow ridges on the legs and rows of yellow tubercles on the nippers.
Breeding: Eggs are hatched into planktonic larvae which once settled change into miniature adults.
Max size: 50mm.
visit the Kolmanskop Ghost town near Luderitz
trip into the Sperrgebiet (forbidden diamond area) with visits to the abandonded mining town of Pomona & the rock arch at Bogenfels
Several cruises around Luderitz harbour, options include sunset cruises & a visit to an oyster farm