Olive squat lobster
Scientific name: Galathea squamifera
These feisty crustaceans are the ‘Houdinis’ of the rocky shore, evading capture as soon as disturbed!
StatisticsUp to 6cm long (including tail)
Very common around the UK, except for the NE coasts of Scotland & England. Common in North East Atlantic down to the Canary Islands and into the Mediterranean.