Spiny spider crab

Gosse often secured this rather sluggish crab by dredging in the waters of Weymouth Bay, Tor Bay or off Ilfracombe. On many occasions he was accompanied by Charles Kingsley, author of Westward Ho! Common in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, this crab has the dubious distinction of being the first non-indigenous species recorded from Antarctic seas.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/69
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
paper collage on paper painted black
Common Name
Spiny spider crab
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
Hyas
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
c 1860
Production Person Initials
Philip Henry
Production Person Surname
Gosse
Production Year Low
1850
Production Year High
1880

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Spiny spider crab